Kawhi Anthony Leonard is a professional American basketball player. He was born on 29 June 1991. His height is 6 feet and 7 inches. He also won the 2014 NBA championship and there he was named Final’s most valuable player. Mainly he played for a small forward position.
He is a five-time with three All-NBA First Team selections. His Nicknamed the “Claw”, or “Klaw”, because of his skill that is ball-hawking. In 2015 and 2016 he has achieved seven All-Defensive Team selections and won Defensive Player of the Year.
Re-signing with Clippers
In a move that signals both faiths with the Los Angeles Clippers roster and medical staff, Kawhi Leonard has consented to re-sign with the franchise. As much as four years he can sign $172.6 million or negotiate for a shorter deal.
Everyone in NBA anticipated that Leonard would re-sign with the Clippers even after refusing his $36 million player option. Almost two years ago he joined the Clippers. And played a significant part with the Oklahoma City Thunder undertaking with Paul George to the Clippers. Still, until Friday afternoon he did not make his decision almost four days after free agency started on the evening of Monday. The Clippers still expected positive news that Leonard would stay. And he is.
He left the clippers in hoping that he will win the NBA title with George. He is an amazing basketball player. But sadly this hasn’t happened yet. And the Clippers. wasted a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets in the 2020 Western Conference semifinals.
The clippers and Leonard
The Clippers gave rise to several moves that they wished they would convince Leonard to remain for reasons beyond having valuable seasons in 2019-20. The Clippers stayed deliberative with dealing with Leonard’s health. That was missing games in 2019-20 (15) and 2020-21 (20) to assist different ailments. When the Clippers faced a second-round loss to the Nuggets. Then they realized that they have to change their roster and coaching staff.
Previously when the season began, for four years Clippers also signed George for, $190 million addition. George improved his play related to last year and gave the Clippers a tough fight chance without Leonard.
Even if he would not play for all or most of the following season, Leonard’s long-term assurance to the Clippers will relatively help the team’s chances with fighting in a crowded Western Conference.