Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Has Clippers In A Panic Over Free Agency

The Clippers have a lot riding on Kawhi’s decision.

BYAlexander Cole
Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Has Clippers In A Panic Over Free Agency

Kawhi Leonard just came off of a championship-winning season with the Toronto Raptors who picked up their first-ever NBA title. Leonard was easily the best player on the Raptors this season and was able to secure himself his second NBA Finals MVP trophy. While Leonard is enjoying the fruits of his labor, he will quickly have to shift his focus to free agency as he is up for a brand new contract. There have been plenty of rumors as to where he'll go and the Los Angeles Clippers are believed to be at the top of the list.

The Clippers seem to be putting all of their eggs in one basket though as Brian Windhorst of ESPN explained how the team is on edge about Leonard's decision.

“Internally, they’re hyperventilating right now,” Windhorst said. “I think Kawhi will give the Knicks a look. I think his decision will be staying with the Raptors, likely on a short deal, a one-plus-one deal. Or look at the LA Clippers where he can invest in going forward.”

Kawhi will be able to meet with teams as of June 30th and can sign a contract once the moratorium ends on July 6th. Considering the private person Leonard has proven himself to be, we probably won't get any indication of what he wants until the pen is put to paper.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.