Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players in the NBA. He is a proven winner, and his two-way prowess is well-respected among fans. Kawhi Leonard is a complete wing player: he can create his own shot very well from almost anywhere on the court, and on the defensive end, he's an absolute menace. Leonard was notably a big part of the Los Angeles Clippers reaching their first-ever Western Conference Finals this season.
Free agency is just around the corner, and there have been rumors about Kawhi Leonard potentially leaving the Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard could potentially hit free agency if he ends up declining his player option. He has been linked with the Dallas Mavericks by prior reports.
Despite the rumors, it seems as though Kawhi Leonard will be staying in Los Angeles with the Clippers. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has recently reported that Kawhi Leonard is likely to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on a new deal. That is certainly good news for the franchise, and once Leonard recovers from his ACL injury, the team will likely be contenders once again.
There is no doubt that a duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard has the talent to bring the Los Angeles Clippers an NBA championship. While it didn't happen this season, perhaps it can happen in the future. Kawhi Leonard can be the main star on a championship-caliber squad: he has shown us that during the 2019 Toronto Raptors championship run.
When you have a player like Kawhi Leonard, you do everything to retain him, and it seems as though that is what the Los Angeles Clippers are doing. When Kawhi Leonard is fully healthy, he is one of the best superstars available. Hopefully, his recovery goes well, and when he's ready, the Los Angeles Clippers will be back with a vengeance.