Leonard will sign a three-year, $103 maximum contract with the Clippers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It was initially reported that Leonard would ink a four-year deal, but he'll now be eligible to become a free agent in 2021, which gives him more flexibility. It's worth noting that Paul George will also be eligible to enter the open market in 2021.
Leonard agreed Saturday to join the Clippers and sign a four-year, $141 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
According to Wojnarowski, the Lakers were believed to be in the driver's seat to sign the top free agent remaining on the market, but the Clippers were able to secure Leonard's commitment after reaching an agreement with Oklahoma City to acquire another superstar in Paul George (shoulder). The Clippers are expected to plug Leonard and George into the starting forward spots, but the supporting cast surrounding them remains more of a work in progress after the team surrendered a package of draft picks along with point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and forward Danilo Gallinari to acquire George. In any case, the arrivals of Leonard and George should immediately vault the Clippers near the top of the list of NBA title contenders.
Leonard will decline his $21.3 million player option for the 2019-20 season and become an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
With Leonard in line for a max contract, there was no doubt that the 2019 NBA Finals MVP was going to decline his player option. After entering the season reportedly set on heading to Los Angeles for the 2019-20 season, Hayes reports that the Raptors are a serious contender to re-sign Leonard this offseason. Given the relationship Leonard has built with the Raptors on top of the fact that they were the only team that can offer him a maximum five-year deal, that doesn't come as too big of a surprise. Expect Leonard, however, to still take meetings with other teams before making a decision.
Leonard finished with 22 points (7-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block across 41 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Warriors on Thursday.
Leonard looked fatigued in Game 6, totaling a very quiet 22 points, but he stuffed the stat sheet with some key production across the board. He earned Finals MVP honors with averages of 28.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.1 blocks in six games. Leonard won his first championship and Finals MVP in 2014, ending the reign of back-to-back champs Miami Heat, and he did the same thing to the Warriors this year. After one year in Toronto, he'll be a free agent, and his return to the Raptors is far from certain.
Leonard generated 26 points (9-24 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks across 41 minutes during the Raptors' 106-105 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
Leonard's final line was certainly a productive one from a fantasy perspective, but the All-Star wing was far from efficient. After bouncing back from a pair of sub-par shooting efforts in Games 1 and 2 with significantly improved accuracy over the last pair of contests, Leonard scuffled again during a majority of Game 5. It appeared that he'd found his stroke at just the right time during a three-minute-plus stretch of the fourth quarter, when he quickly piled up 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting. However, Leonard subsequently misfired on his final two attempts, and he was forced to pass on the Raptors' final possession with the Warriors playing excellent defense against him. Leonard does now have four double-doubles over his last six postseason games and will look to help the Raptors capture the NBA championship in enemy territory during Thursday's Game 6 at Oracle Arena.
Leonard finished with 36 points(11-22 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 9-9 FT), 12 rebounds,. four steals, two assists, and one block in 41 minutes during Friday's 105-92 victory over the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Leonard and the Raptors moved to within one victory of their maiden NBA championship, accounting for the Warriors to the tune of 13 points. Both teams struggled in the first half, however, Leonard did enough to keep the Raptors close, eventually taking control during the third and fourth quarters. Leonard has been magnificent across the duration of the playoffs and within striking distance of securing his legacy north of the border, no matter where he chooses to take his trade this offseason. The series will now head back to Toronto for Game 5 where the Raptors will look to wrap things up in front of what is sure to be a determined home crowd.
Leonard compiled 30 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 10-11 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks across 38 minutes during the Raptors' 123-109 win over the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
Leonard got plenty of help from his teammates in the win, as all five members of the Raptors' first unit hit double digits in the scoring column. That was the byproduct of much more equitable distribution of usage than usual, with Leonard's 17 attempts still a team high but checking in as his second-lowest figure in that category over the last five postseason games. However, Leonard's best shooting performance since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals helped lead him to a second consecutive 30-point effort. He'll look to help Toronto take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 on Friday night.
Leonard totaled 34 points (8-20 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 16-16 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 39 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Warriors on Sunday.
Leonard was cold from the floor in Sunday's loss, though his perfect 16-16 shooting from the charity stripe buoyed his scoring total for a game-high 34 points. His 14 boards contributed to a huge double-double, but with poor efforts from the rest of the starting lineup, Leonard's monster stat line wasn't enough to grab a win in Game 2.
Leonard finished with 23 points (5-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 10-12 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 43 minutes during Thursday's 118-109 victory over the Warriors.
Leonard helped the Raptors to an impressive nine-point victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but appeared troubled by an ongoing leg issue. He was certainly not as explosive as he had been throughout the Conference Finals, however, still played a team-high 43 minutes. It would appear as though he is going to play through the injury as long as he is physically able. Both teams will get two nights off before lining up again Sunday, meaning Leonard will at least be able to garner himself some rest as the Raptors push for a 2-0 series lead.
Leonard finished with 35 points (11-25 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in 40 minutes during Thursday's 105-99 victory over the Bucks.
Leonard was clearly the best player on the floor Thursday, dropping a game-high 35 points in a pivotal Game 5 victory on the road. After appearing somewhat lethargic in his previous outing, Leonard was back to his best here with a number of big plays down the stretch. As well as his scoring output, Leonard also managed to hand out a career-high nine assists, outlining his overall value to this Raptors outfit. Game 6 will be in Toronto on Saturday and is almost certainly the most important game in franchise history. Leonard has endeared himself to the fans and a victory would ensure his legacy despite only one season north of the border.
Leonard totaled 19 points (6-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, four steals, two blocks and an assist across 34 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Leonard put up an unusually low 19 points after scoring at least 20 points in 12 straight games and at least 30 in his last four. He played a career-high 52 minutes in Sunday's Game 3 win, and clearly showed signs of fatigue in Game 4. With the series evened up at two games apiece, Leonard will have just a couple days' rest ahead of a big Game 5 on Thursday.
Leonard finished with 36 points (11-25 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 12-13 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 52 minutes during Sunday's 118-112 victory over the Bucks.
It took double-overtime to do it but the Raptors were eventually able to carve out their first win of the series Sunday, on the back of a game-high 36 points from Leonard. He once again put the team on his back but certainly received some help this time around. All three games have now gone to the home team although this one was in doubt late. Leonard doesn't appear to be playing at 100 percent right now but as we have seen time and time again, an understrength Leonard is still basically as good as anyone else on the floor not named Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Leonard finished with 31 points (10-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-10 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, and one block in 38 minutes during Friday's 125-103 loss to the Bucks.
Leonard almost outscored the rest of the Raptors starting unit by himself Friday, dropping 31 points in another impressive performance. Unfortunately for the Raptors, they are now behind 2-0, trailing a Bucks team that seems intent on wrapping things up quickly. Leonard's production has been simply amazing throughout the playoffs but he will need a number of other players to step up if they hope to turn this into a competitive series.
Leonard totaled 31 points (10-26 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 10-10 FT), nine rebounds, three steals and two assists over 41 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
He wasn't his usual efficient self on Wednesday, but Leonard still managed to rack up 31 points, thanks in part to going a perfect 10-10 from the charity stripe. With the Raptors' bench struggling and the team only going eight deep, it looks like Leonard will have to put up Herculean efforts in every game if the Raptors hope to make this a competitive series.
Leonard finished with 41 points (16-39 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 43 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 victory over the 76ers in Game 7 of the series.
Leonard sank a ridiculous baseline jumper as the buzzer expired to propel the Raptors into the Eastern Conference Finals, wrapping up what has been a simply unbelievable series for the forward. After missing a crucial free-throw attempt only seconds earlier, Leonard atoned for the error, nailing what will be remembered as one of the more improbable shots in playoff history. He has certainly justified the decision to trade away DeMar DeRozan in the offseason and now sits on the cusp of helping the Raptors advance to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance. Toronto will begin its series with the Bucks on Wednesday.
Leonard totaled 29 points (9-20 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 11-12 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 40 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 loss to the 76ers.
Leonard delivered his fourth double-double through six games in this second round series, and he continues to fill up the stat sheet on a nightly basis here in the postseason. He has missed all eight of his attempts from beyond the arc across the last two contests. Nevertheless, Leonard has been one of the top performers throughout the playoffs, and he'll undoubtedly be in attack mode once again for Sunday's Game 7.
Leonard produced 21 points (7-16 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 win over the 76ers.
Leonard has logged three double-double across the first five games of the second round, and this is his fourth double-double through 10 tilts this postseason. This was Leonard's lowest minutes total of the series, and it was the first time since round one that he scored less than 33 points. He'll look to help his team reach the Eastern Conference Finals during Thursday's Game 6.
Leonard supplied 39 points (13-20 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 8-12 FT), 14 rebounds and five assists across 43 minutes Sunday in the Raptors' 101-96 triumph over the 76ers in Game 4.
Leonard was the best player on the floor as the Raptors evened the series and was responsible for the biggest shot of the day. After JJ Redick drilled a three-pointer to cut the 76ers' deficit to one point with 2:07 remaining, Leonard responded with a step-back three near the one-minute mark as the shot clock was expiring to give Toronto a four-point cushion. The forward has topped 30 points in all four games of the series while converting at an incredible 61.8 percent rate from the field.
Leonard totaled 33 points (13-22 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists and a block over 37 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the 76ers on Thursday.
Leonard delivered another huge offensive outburst on Thursday, leading all scorers with 33 points. Leonard has shouldered the load in his first postseason with the Raptors, averaging 31.3 points in seven games prior to Thursday. Don't expect him to cool off anytime soon as the Raptors play a crucial Game 4 on Sunday to try and tie the series at 2-2.
Leonard accumulated 35 points (13-24 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 42 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 loss to the 76ers.
Leonard has been absolutely superb here in the postseason and deposited another sterling stat line, albeit in a tight loss. After splitting the first two games at home, Leonard and company will look to regain home-court advantage during Thursday's Game 3. As such, the 27-year-old forward now has two full days of rest and can be expected to stay extremely aggressive for this pivotal tilt.
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