Report: Kawhi Leonard to rejoin The LA Clippers After a $176.3 million contract agreement.
Kawhi Leonard is finally putting pen to paper.
The former Spurs and Raptors forward reportedly agreed to a contract worth 176.3 million with the Los Angeles Clippers today, per theatletic.com Shams Charania.
Source: Kawhi Leonard is signing a four-year, $176.3 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 12, 2021
Leonard, 30, became a free agent this year after he declining his $36 million player option with the Clippers.
He signed a 3 year $103.14 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019 after winning the 2018 NBA title with the Toronto Raptors and declining a $21.3 million player option.
The average annual earning will be $44 million which will put him amongst the highest-paid players in the NBA for the 2021/22 season.
Last season, Leonard the two-time NBA Finals MVP averaged 24.8 points per game (on 51/40/89 shooting splits) over 34.1 minutes per game before suffering an ACL injury in the Western Conference semifinals.
The Clippers advanced to the Western Conference finals without Kawhi where they lost to the Phoenix Suns in six games.
Leonard had surgery on his partially torn right ACL. There is no timetable for his return, and he is expected to miss a substantial portion of the 2021-22 season.
Los Angeles re-signed guard Reggie Jackson and signed forward Justise Winslow during this year’s free agency.