Even though Kawhi Leonard can opt out of his contract this offseason and test free agency, the expectation has long been that he will ultimately return to the Los Angeles Clippers. Now, that may not be a foregone conclusion.

Marc Stein of the New York Times suggested that it is “no longer a safe assumption” that Leonard will remain with the Clippers, and the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and New York Knicks will try to lure the forward away.