Rumor: Kawhi Leonard to Opt-Out of Contract with the Clippers

Rumors have begun to swirl that Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard will be opting out of his current contract with the team. While many believe he'll do so just to turn around and re-sign in California, there's some speculation he's willing to listen to offers from other teams.

Leonard who had his postseason cut short by a leg injury, watched as his team almost held off the Phoenix Suns, thanks to some unbelievable play from Paul George. The two were supposed to be the talent the team needed to win a championship, but as we have all seen early on in their tenure together, that hasn't been the case at all.

According to Bobby Marks, Leonard has some options when it comes to his contract. One option is to decline his player option and become an unrestricted free agent to sign a four-year deal worth $176 million. He could also sign a one-plus-one worth $82 million, opt-out in 2022 and re-sign with the Clippers for a five-year deal projected at $235 million. If Leonard wants to play things safer, he could exercise his $36 million player option for 2021-22, then extend for an additional four years and up to $181.5 million.

Last season the 30-year-old averaged 24.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, and 5.2 apg. There's no doubt if he's open to moving, teams will be lining up with interest.

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