Kawhi Leonard selected a longer-term deal as an alternative of probably signing a two-year, $82 million take care of a participant possibility in 22-23 and changing into a free agent once more in 2022, which might have made him eligible to signal a five-year, $235 million max contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Leonard additionally might have signed a four-year, $187 million extension had he opted into the $36 million he was set to earn within the 21-22 season.
Leonard as an alternative is on a three-plus-one $176.3 million contract by which he can reenter free company in 2024.
Leonard, nonetheless, can be eligible to signal an extension in 2023. Leonard nearly actually will miss your complete 21-22 season, which might make his extension eligibility coincide together with his first season again.