Declaration of the FA, Leonard, negotiating a 2030 billion contract with the LAC… Cross ligament injury, okay.
NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard, 30, finally chose the FA. He decided not to implement his player options. However, he will renegotiate his contract with LA Clippers.
ESPN said on the 2nd (Korea time), “Lenard has rejected his $36 million option and became an FA next season.”
It is expected to sign a new contract with the Clippers. Max contracts of up to $176.2 million (approximately KRW 20 billion) over four years are possible.
Leonard signed a four-year, $142 million contract with the Clippers ahead of the 2019-2020 season.
Options are included here. After two seasons, he was able to become an FA.
It has been two years since the 2020-2021 season, and Leonard’s time to choose.
It’s over if you run your options as they are, but you didn’t have to.
This is because he could receive more money if he terminated the existing contract and signed a new contract.
According to Hoop’s Hype in the U.S., if Leonard signs a new contract, the contract can start at $39.3 million (about KRW 45.3 billion) in salary cap award.
If the contract is $176.2 million per four years, it will exceed $44 million (about 50.7 billion won.
From Leonard’s point of view, it is advantageous to take advantage of the rights given to him.
As Leonard is considered one of the best stars in the league, if he only appears in the market, there are many teams he wants.
Now, of course, Leonard is likely to blow the whole next season with a knee injury.
But taking a year off for a player like Leonard doesn’t mean it’s worth it.
In fact, even when Brooklyn caught Kevin Durant, he knew he couldn’t play for a year due to an Achilles tendon injury.
That’s how Leonard exercised his rights, and the next step seems to be renewing
his contract with the Clippers. Paul George has been put on an extended contract. If Leonard is caught, he can try to win again.
Leonard said in December last year, “Even if I reject the option and become an FA, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to another team.
” The Clippers also explained, “Lenard had a major surgery, but we want a long-term contract with Leonard.”