Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard plans to become free agent at end of year

Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard calls out a play vs. the Nuggets - Photo via USA Today Sports Images

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard apparently is leaning toward becoming a free agent after the season, as relayed by Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.

Leonard has a player option on his contract.

“If I stay healthy, the best decision is to decline the player option but it doesn’t mean I’m staying or leaving,” Leonard told reporters.

Leonard added he is “just focused on this season.” His player option for next season is worth $36 million.

The Clippers recently signed Paul George to an extension, and George indicated he was hopeful Leonard would do the same.

“It’s Kawhi’s decision,” George told reporters in a Zoom call. “If he decides to go elsewhere, that’s a decision that I’ll be happy for him. What I would love is to play with him for the rest of my contract or the rest of his contract.”

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