Kawhi Leonard Declines Player Option to Become Free Agent
Kawhi Leonard Declines Player Option to Become Free Agent Leonard is "believed to be seriously
considering re-signing with the Raptors,"
according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The Raptors star gave up about $21.3 million
to become an unrestricted free agent.
Toronto can offer Leonard a five-year,
$189.7 million max extension, while other teams can offer up to a four-year, $140.6 million contract.
Leonard led the Raptors to their first
NBA championship in franchise history.
He won his second NBA Finals MVP,
averaging 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds
and 3.9 assists in the 2019 playoffs.
The chance to play in a large market is still
"enticing" to Leonard, according to Haynes.
Leonard is reportedly considering the
Los Angeles Clippers or Lakers if he
does not re-sign with Toronto.