LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Clippers may have locked down all-star forward Paul George, but their other star player – Kawhi Leonard – seems less inclined to commit to the team.
Speaking to reporters Monday, Leonard would not say whether he intended on staying with the Clippers.READ MORE: 2 Injured In Early Morning Pileup On 170 Freeway In North Hollywood
“From my situation right now, I’m just focused on this season, you know what I mean. I’m not saying I’m going anywhere else or staying here, but I’m just focused on the season,” he said. “Obviously…if I stay healthy, the best decision is to decline a player option, but that doesn’t mean I’m leaving or staying.”READ MORE: Great California ShakeOut Set For Thursday Morning
Leonard was a big reason the Clippers made it to the NBA bubble playoffs, but the team collapsed in Game 7 of the second round, in spite of being up 3-1 over the Denver Nuggets.MORE NEWS: Kidnapping Suspect Livestreams Barricade, Standoff In Palmdale
Leonard is slated to make $34 million this season, but has a $36 million player option for 2021-22. If he opts out next summer, he would again become an unrestricted free agent.