Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Clippers star Paul George’s bold take without Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "LA Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank spoke to a small group of reporters Friday morning to give status updates on his key players prior to the start of training camp. During the press conference, he spoke of Paul George’s mentality given that the All-NBA..." September 25

  • Lawrence Frank: 'No one knows' when Kawhi Leonard will return

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank says it's unknown when two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will return to the court. "I think at this point, it's just no one knows when you're dealing with a recovery from an ACL..." September 25

  • Ranking Top Candidates To Win NBA Defensive Player Of The Year

    NBA Analysis "Offense and scoring the basketball is the name of the game, but it has been proven time and time again that defense wins NBA championships. In fact, 9 of the last 10 teams that have hoisted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy into the air ranked inside the Top-10 for Defensive..." September 19

  • Kawhi Leonard has awesome hoodie of his facial dunk on Maxi Kleber

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard is coming through in one of the coldest fits of the offseason. The LA Clippers star showed up to Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the team’s new arena wearing an awesome hoodie. On the front, the hoodie read “Clip Gang Or Don’t Bang” in..." September 18

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer drops bold Kawhi Leonard, Paul George warning to NBA

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers are yet to win a championship with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way, but team owner Steve Ballmer is not losing confidence they can do it sooner rather than later. During the groundbreaking ceremony for the..." September 18

  • Lakers LeBron James laughs at viral Kawhi Leonard and Paul George video during the Clippers’ Intuit Dome Ceremony

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James couldn’t help but laugh at a viral video of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George looking really bored during the Los Angeles Clippers’ groundbreaking ceremony for the Intuit Dome. While watching a live band..." September 17

  • Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer Unsure Whether Kawhi Leonard Will Play In 2021/22

    USA Today "As he became increasingly giddy and excited, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer pounded his fists on the conference room table.   Not only did Ballmer convey enthusiasm about the Clippers planning to break ground Friday on the Intuit Dome, a privately-financed..." September 17

  • Clippers keep key players, keep path to contention open… once Kawhi Leonard gets healthy

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers made their first conference finals in franchise history. But their impressive postseason made their offseason only more precarious. The NBA’s top 2021 free agent, Kawhi Leonard got hurt in the playoffs. Questions..." September 16

  • Lou Williams On Kawhi Leonard's Practice Routine: "He Need Half The Day To Get His S**t Together"

    Fadeaway World "As we all know, Kawhi Leonard is not the typical NBA superstar. The Los Angeles Clippers player has a curious personality that doesn't necessarily fit the NBA's mold.  That's what makes him unique among fans, who enjoy everything Leonard does, including..." September 05

  • Kawhi Leonard makes shocking appearance in Drake’s music video

    Clutch Points "Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy has been the talk of the town since it was released. Well, on Friday, a photo and video circulated featuring Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard making a shocking guest appearance in Drake’s music video. And, well, just look..." September 03

  • Kyle Lowry gets brutally honest about Kawhi Leonard’s notorious reputation with Raptors

    Clutch Points "There’s no denying that Kawhi Leonard was the main man behind the Toronto Raptors’ fairytale-like championship run in 2019. Despite spending just one season with the Raptors, the two-time Finals MVP had a tremendous impact on the franchise. As it turns out,..." September 02

  • Kawhi Leonard’s ‘obsession’ with Michael Jordan will definitely win him a championship with Clippers

    Clutch Points "Before Kawhi Leonard even chose the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, then-head coach Doc Rivers called the Toronto Raptors star the “closest thing we’ve seen to Michael Jordan.” The Clippers were fined $50,000 by the..." August 30

  • Where does Kawhi Leonard rank in greatest players of all time?

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard has had an illustrious NBA career that’s taken twists and turns no one saw coming. The two-time NBA Champion, now currently with the LA Clippers, came into the league as a strong, lanky defender with an offensive game that would needed developing. Now, he’s easily..." August 27

  • Intriguing Clippers Lineups Without Kawhi Leonard

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Clippers kick their 2021-22 campaign off against the Golden State Warriors on October 21. The Clippers have one of the 10 most grueling schedules in the NBA this season and many are wondering how they’ll be navigating it without their..." August 26

  • 3 Clippers players that’ll benefit most with Kawhi Leonard being out

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers are scheduled to start the 2021-22 season without Kawhi Leonard. Unfortunately, there’s no timetable for his return following offseason surgery on a partially torn ACL. The team signed Leonard, Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum,..." August 23

  • 3 burning questions the Kawhi Leonard-less Clippers need to answer ASAP

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers restructured their roster this offseason in preparation for a long stretch of the year without Kawhi Leonard. They’ve added defense in Justise Winslow, ball-handling in Eric Bledsoe, drafted three young guards, and retained their all their big-name free..." August 20

  • Russell Westbrook Tried Joining Lakers’ Rival But Received The Cold Shoulder From Kawhi Leonard

    Heavy "The Los Angeles Lakers could be facing Russell Westbrook as a member of their crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers if not for Kawhi Leonard giving the star the cold shoulder. During a lengthy feature penned by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the NBA insider revealed that Westbrook..." August 16

  • Two Years After Signing Kawhi Leonard And Paul George, Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, & Lou Williams Have Left

    Fadeaway World "The LA Clippers no longer have Patrick Beverley in their team. The Clippers traded Beverley along with Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu in exchange for Eric Bledsoe. Beverley was the last remaining figure from the Clippers' exciting 2019 core. Over the last year, Montrezl Harrell and Lou..." August 16

  • Could Kawhi Leonard get a Kobe Bryant-esque retirement tour with the Clippers?

    Clutch Points "When the LA Clippers gave up Blake Griffin and Tobias Harris before 2020, it seemed like they were making a huge mistake. But what their (new at that time) front office was actually doing was creating enough flexibility for LA to land a franchise superstar, one who can lead the team to their..." August 16

  • Predicting what Kawhi Leonard does for the Clippers over next 4 years

    Clutch Points "Now that Kawhi Leonard has officially re-signed with the LA Clippers on a four-year, $176.3 million deal, the pressure is on for him to live up to his end of the bargain and lead them to their first NBA title in franchise history. With Leonard likely to miss the majority of..." August 16

  • Stephen A. Smith Says Kawhi Leonard Owes The Clippers More Than A Championship

    Fadeaway World "Stephen A. Smith isn't convinced that bringing a championship to the Los Angeles Clippers is the only thing the organization wants from Kawhi Leonard. The talented player is set to stay with the team for at least four more years, trying to get that first title.  The Klaw..." August 14

  • Is Paul George 100% in the Clippers’ future plans after Kawhi Leonard's 4-year contract extension?

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers locked up superstar forward Kawhi Leonard for at least the next three seasons, inking him to a 4-year, $176 million contract extension, with the 4th year being a player option. By securing the 2-time Finals MVP to a long-term deal, the Clippers now..." August 14

  • Why did Kawhi Leonard suddenly sign an unexpected $176 million contract with the Clippers?

    Clutch Points "Heading into this free agency class, there was a lot up in the air. Where would Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Lonzo Ball go? What moves would the Lakers make to improve after LeBron James‘ first round playoff exit? Among so many unknowns, the one near-certainty,..." August 13

  • Clippers' Kawhi Leonard signs new 4-year deal including player option

    Yahoo! Sports "Kawhi Leonard signed a new four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, including a player option, solidifying the star’s future with the team, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The five-time All-Star forward decided to return to his hometown..." August 12

  • Donovan Mitchell Calls Spurs Fan Lame For Having His Son Curse Out Kawhi Leonard At Summer League

    Black Sports Online "Now, if Kawhi would have punched his kid in the face the dad would have been upset and probably sued. There is no reason anyone should be cursing at grown people at sporting events. There is no reason as an adult you should be so hurt about an athlete you have your kid hurling insults..." August 10

  • Potential Contract Options For Kawhi Leonard With The Clippers

    Sporting News "Despite some early rumblings about Kawhi Leonard listening to other teams in free agency, there was never much doubt about where he would land. The two-time NBA Finals MVP will be re-signing with the Clippers, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. Los Angeles gives..." August 10

  • Kawhi Leonard Decides To Re-Sign With Los Angeles Clippers, Terms Still Being Discussed

    Real GM Basketball "Leonard and the Clippers are still discussing terms. Leonard was widely expected to remain with the Clippers as rival teams had moved on to other business this offseason. " August 06

  • 3 theoretical teams that can actually sign Kawhi Leonard (if Clippers deal falls apart)

    Clutch Points "After opting out of the final year of his contract worth $36 million, Kawhi Leonard is now a highly sought free agent. With Leonard being on virtually every teams wish list, there’s only a select few that he would consider, especially with him wanting to be on a contender and more than..." August 06

  • Robert Horry Says Clippers Fans Should Be Mad At Kawhi Leonard

    The Sports Rush "Former Laker Robert Horry calls out Kawhi Leonard for his indecisiveness, lists how it’s hurting the Clippers and their chances  One of the biggest names of this free agency has been Kawhi Leonard. He joined the Clippers in 2019, right after winning a championship in..." August 06

  • Top 4 Landing Spots For Kawhi Leonard After Declining Option

    Black Sports Online "It is safe to say that Kawhi Leonard has earned a spot for himself at the all-time greats table.The way he handles himself on the court has made him arguably one of the best small forwards of the modern game. However, he still needs to secure a few more rings in order to maintain his..." August 02

  • Kawhi Leonard spurned Russell Westbrook in favor of Paul George Clippers trade in 2019

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook is many things as a basketball player -- aggressive, explosive, inefficient -- but most of all he is decisive. A man of action, the saying goes. When there is no shot, he will create one. When there is no path to the basket, he will find one -- through sheer force of will or..." August 02

  • Kawhi Leonard’s free agency plan that will worry Clippers

    Sports Keeda "Kawhi Leonard's future with the LA Clippers could be questionable as per the latest NBA rumors, although he is still expected to ultimately re-sign with his current side. Leonard joined the Clippers in 2019, the last time he was a free agent in the NBA...." August 02

  • Kawhi Leonard is expected to Stay in LA

    Bleacher Report "For the second time in three years, Kawhi Leonard will become a free agent after reportedly declining his player option with the Los Angeles Clippers.  According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 30-year-old has turned down his $36 million salary for the..." August 01

  • Kawhi Leonard to decline option, enter NBA free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Weeks removed from surgery on his partially torn right ACL, two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard declined his $36 million option with the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2021-22 season, entering free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Leonard and the Clippers are expected to reach a new..." August 01

  • Chris Bosh Explains Why Kawhi Leonard Should Re-Sign With Clippers

    Fadeaway World "Given the nature of his contract, Kawhi Leonard is now free to negotiate with other teams and leave the Los Angeles Clippers if he pleases. And, as it usually happens with him, no one has a clue of what's on his mind. Most reports claim that Leonard is going to go back to the..." July 28

  • Adrian Wojnarowski: 'No Indication' Kawhi Leonard Will Leave Clippers in 2021 FA Amid Injury Rehab

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard could be an unrestricted free agent if he declines his $36 million player option, but the forward is expected to return to the Los Angeles Clippers on a new deal. "I've got no indication that Kawhi Leonard is interested in doing anything besides re-signing with..." July 25

  • Mavericks to Push for Kawhi Leonard in Free Agency

    Heavy "As the season for idle NBA rumors gives way to time for real action—the draft is just six days away, after all—it has become increasingly clear that the Clippers have, at least, a concern on their hands when it comes to forward Kawhi Leonard. While no one is..." July 24

  • Heat, Knicks to make hard run at Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "It has long been the conventional wisdom around the NBA that Kawhi Leonard would opt-out of his contract with the Clippers this summer, then re-sign with them for the max (either on a short-term deal or for the full five years). He had worked too hard to get to Los Angeles..." July 24

  • Kawhi Leonard could leave Clippers in free agency?

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." July 23

  • Kawhi Leonard’s free agency odds revealed

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers got within two games the NBA Finals this season, and likely would’ve made it had Kawhi Leonard been healthy enough to play. Unfortunately, he wasn’t, and the team’s magnificent playoff run came to an end in the Conference Finals. Leonard suffered an..." July 20

  • Perfect Scenario For The Knicks: Kawhi Leonard And Damian Lillard

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks are a team that has made it back to the playoffs this season due to the breakout season of All-Star Julius Randle and the coaching of Tom Thibodeau. There is no question that with that achievement, the Knicks have become a solid team that could be of interest to stars as a..." July 19

  • Kawhi Leonard Likely To Opt-Out And Re-Sign With The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "In the two years that Kawhi has been with the Clippers, chaos, disaster, and disappointment have followed. Despite having, arguably, the best roster in the Western Conference, Kawhi and the Clips have been unsuccessful in reaching the Finals, and were a complete laughing stock for..." July 17

  • 3 reasons Kawhi Leonard will sign with Dallas Mavericks

    Sportsnaut "The NBA offseason was thrown for a loop after news broke that Kawhi Leonard was having surgery to repair his partially torn ACL. One of the teams most affected by the news is the Dallas Mavericks. Earlier this month, it was reported the Mavericks were one of teams making a play..." July 15

  • Did Clippers not know Kawhi Leonard underwent knee surgery?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers’ announcement on Tuesday that Kawhi Leonard underwent knee surgery caught many people off-guard. Typically, news leaks out in advance when a player of Leonard’s caliber undergoes surgery. But that didn’t happen here. Now one TV personality is..." July 15

  • Kawhi Leonard's Torn ACL Changes the Landscape of the Western Conference

    Bleacher Report "Following weeks of near-silence regarding the status of Kawhi Leonard's right knee, including when his Los Angeles Clippers were still playing, we've finally learned the extent of the injury he suffered against the Utah Jazz in mid-June. In..." July 14

  • 3 Former Kawhi Leonard Teammates That Could Help The Los Angeles Clippers

    Fadeaway World "In the NBA, there are often times where former teammates reunite in free agency. Players generally keep in touch with one another throughout the season, and we've seen times where two players decide to join the same team. Kawhi Leonard is a two-time champion and two-time Finals..." July 11

  • NBA execs make predictions about Kawhi Leonard’s free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard could once again make himself the story of the NBA offseason if he opts out of his contract and tests free agency. While he will almost certainly do the former, very few people believe he is planning to leave the Los Angeles Clippers. Michael Scotto of HoopsHype spoke..." July 08

  • 4 major decisions Clippers must make this offseason

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers had their most successful season in franchise history. It was, by all accounts, their best year, but they still fell short of their ultimate goal of winning an NBA Championship. Paul George did all he could, Reggie Jackson played his way into a lot of money, and Tyronn Lue..." July 07

  • Kawhi Leonard might join LeBron James and Lakers

    Essentially Sports "The 2020-21 NBA season is about to end. As the transition from Finals week to the off-season continues, Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard has once again created headlines. With Kawhi’s future with the L.A. Clippers uncertain, the rumor mill is buzzing. Most league experts believe Leonard..." July 06

  • Why the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard-Paul George partnership is likely to continue

    Los Angeles Times "On the June night when Kawhi Leonard’s season abruptly ended, the full potential of his partnership with Paul George was only beginning to be realized. There had been flashes of it in their two seasons on the Clippers. On a cold Minnesota night in December 2019, the All-Star..." July 05