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Kawhi Leonard Declines Player Option to Become Free Agent

Video credit: Wibbitz Studio
Published on June 24, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s

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.

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