BREAKING: LA Clippers Sign Superstar To Contract Extension

 It's a stealth announcement that seemingly came out of nowhere. The Los Angeles Clippers have issued a news release stating that they've re-signed Kawhi Leonard to an extension.

His 4 year, $176 million deal was coming to an end after the season. The new pact is for three years and worth $152.4 million—fully guaranteed—keeping him under contract in LA through the 2026-27 season.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Kawhi," reads the Clippers team news release. "He is an elite player, a terrific partner and a relentless worker who knows how to win and makes it his first priority. He elevated our franchise from the moment he arrived.” 

Kawhi is having his first fully healthy season (so far) since signing with the Clippers in 2019 after winning the championship with the Toronto Raptors. In 32 games, he's averaging 23.8 points, 6.1 boards and 3.4 assists while shooting 43% from long distance.

However, he has played in only 56.1% of his team's regular season games since joining them, missing 151 out of 344 contests.

Ironically, the signing comes on the day that they'll be hosting the Raptors.

There's also word that the Clips are working on a Paul George extension as well.