Kawhi Leonard, 30, has agreed to a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. According to the Athletic and Yahoo Sports, Leonard’s deal is worth around $176.3 million with a player option.
Clippers’ president of basketball operations, Lawrence Frank, commented on the deal.
“Kawhi is a transcendent player and a relentless worker who improves himself every day,” he said. “We share many of the same goals, which include a long-term relationship.”
Frank also addressed the current situation of Leonard’s injury saying, “For now, we will do whatever we can to support him in his recovery from injury. We look forward to seeing him back where he wants to be, on the court with his teammates.”
Leonard joined the Clippers in 2019. Last season, the two-time NBA champion had averaged 24.8 points per game before he suffered an ACL injury during the Western Conference semifinals. Leonard underwent surgery to repair an ACL partial tear in his right knee last month.