The terms of Kawhi Leonard's deal with the Clippers are official, and he's only guaranteed to be in town for two years. Brandon Marcus, resident Clippers expert and host of the soon-to-be-released Clippers podcast, and…
July 10, 2019, 11:47 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that Kawhi Leonard has signed a three-year, $103M maximum contract with the Clippers, with a player option in the third season.
Leonard has signed a two-plus-one contract in order to align his deal with Paul George’s one, with both players having the ability to enter free agency again in 2021. The Clippers gave up a lot of future picks as well as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in order to acquire PG and pair him with Kawhi and the pressure is on as, if things don’t turn up as expected, both All-Stars could hit the open market again in just a couple years.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 2:33 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard will sign a four-year, $142 million max deal with the Clippers according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Leonard has been steadfast in his decision-making while ascending to be the league's best player in the last 2-3 seasons, despite his serious quad injury. His move to the Clippers makes them a championship contender, a fact bolstered by Paul George joining him there. Steve Ballmer must be sipping a chamomile tea and silently nodding toward nobody in particular.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 1:55 amKawhi LeonardSF, Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard will sign with the Clippers according to Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes.
We'll update this blurb as we learn more. Obviously this is a massive shift of power in the NBA and Steve Ballmer and Co. just landed the NBA's best player.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
July 3, 2019, 11:20 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Toronto Raptors
Per Jabari Young of The Athletic, Kawhi Leonard is taking his time making his free agency decision as he is unlikely to decide on Wednesday night.
He is still deciding between the Clippers, Lakers and Raptors. Leonard met with the Raptors on Wednesday night, but it has been made pretty clear that he is not announcing his decision just yet. Also, no two-year deals have been discussed in negotiations.
Source: Jabari Young on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 5:13 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Toronto Raptors
Per Jason Shultz of ESPN, Kawhi Leonard will meet with the Raptors later tonight after completing his meetings with both the Clippers and Lakers earlier on Tuesday.
Leonard’s decision is inching closer by the minute, and with one final team meeting left, we may have a choice by the weekend. Get ready for a franchise-altering announcement as one fanbase will be shooting off fireworks for more than the fourth of July.
Source: Jason Shultz on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 5:03 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Toronto Raptors
Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Lakers believe that they are in the lead to sign Kawhi Leonard after pitches from LeBron James and Magic Johnson, but Drake is mounting his recruitment team for the Raptors, and the Clippers have done everything Leonard’s camp has asked of them.
Read into this as you will, but nothing has changed much in the past week. All meetings and negotiations continue to be tight-lipped between the franchises and Leonard’s camp. Each team likes what they can bring to the table to sway Leonard. The Raptors can offer the most money and are coming off a championship season. The Clippers are in L.A. and can make Leonard, “The man.” And the Lakers have the prestigious history in L.A. while giving Leonard the chance to play with James and Anthony Davis. Leonard’s decision will inevitably change the course of all three franchises and the NBA as we know it.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 4:39 pmDanny GreenSG, Toronto Raptors
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan, Danny Green’s podcast co-host Harrison Sanford said that Green is, “considering not waiting” for Kawhi Leonard’s decision before making his own.
That’s quite the departure from his previous thinking. It’s been less than 48 hours since free agency “began,” but we’ve seen most teams use their cap space already. It’s possible a potential Green suitor will go elsewhere should he keep waiting. Things continue to get interesting as we await Leonard’s landing spot.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
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