NBA Free Agency 2021: The Clippers got knocked out by the Phoenix Suns in Game 6. They have reached the NBA Finals 2021 and will face either the Atlanta Hawks or the Milwaukee Bucks.
All-NBA Kawhi Leonard who missed the entire series due to an injury is now being linked with the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat in the NBA Free Agency.
NBA Free Agency 2021: Kawhi Leonard’s contract situation
Kawhi Leonard has a player option for the 2021-22 season. The five-time All-Star will supposedly opt-out of his contract to sign a larger long-term deal with the Clippers or will look to provide his services elsewhere.
NBA Free Agency 2021: Under the NBA’s salary structure, he is fit for a contract that starts at 35 percent of the salary cap.
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There has been no evidence Leonard is in any way unhappy with the Clippers. They were the first franchise he preferred to play for in his career but was traded for both by the Spurs and Raptors.
NBA Free Agency 2021: Heat and Mavericks both interested
The Heat, Mavericks, and Knicks all have their various levels of intrigue. Dallas would offer a chance to play with Luka Doncic, giving Leonard his first chance to play with another top-10 player in his prime.