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Report: Kawhi Leonard re-signing with Clippers

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers on June 12, 2021, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Kawhi Leonard might not play next season.

But, as always expected, he’ll spend the year on the Clippers.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Leonard will get a raise to a 39,344,900 max salary next season.

The big question: How long will his contract be?

Leonard could secure a four-year, $176,265,152 contract now.

Or he could sign a 1+1 deal, opt out next summer then sign a five-year contract projected to be worth $242 million. That’d also allow him an opportunity to explore 2022 free agency.

The choice is his. The Clippers, glad he’s staying, will be thrilled to accommodate either route or even an in-between path.