Kawhi Leonard

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Small Forward Age: 30-169d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#15 overall), 2011 College: San Diego State Agent(s): Mitchell Frankel
A Way Too Early NBA Free Agent Assessment
This summer NBA teams spent a lot of money to re-sign their own free agents and to get a handful of players to change teams. A month into the 2021-22 season, it’s time to check in on how some of this summer’s big signings are working out. READ ON

Active (Knee)

Leonard is recovering from a partially torn ACL and will miss at least most of the 2021-2022 season.

 

Clippers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Kawhi Leonard signed a 4 year / $176,265,152 contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, including $176,265,152 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $44,066,288. In 2021-22, Leonard will earn a base salary of $39,344,900, while carrying a cap hit of $39,344,900 and a dead cap value of $39,344,900.

    Player Option
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $176,265,152
    Average Salary: $44,066,288
    Guaranteed at Signing $176,265,152
    Signed Using: Maximum/Early Bird
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Yearly Cash Guaranteed
    2021-22 Contract details by year 30 $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900 $39,344,900($39,344,900) $39,344,900
    2022-23 Contract details by year 31 $42,492,492 - - - $42,492,492 $42,492,492($81,837,392) $42,492,492
    2023-24 Contract details by year 32 $45,640,084 - - - $45,640,084 $45,640,084($127,477,476) $45,640,084
    2024-25 Contract details by year 33 $48,787,676 - - - $48,787,676 $48,787,676($176,265,152) $48,787,676
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Trade Restriction: This player cannot be traded until Dec 15, 2021.
    Contract Notes:
    • 2024-25 Player Option
    • 15% Trade Bonus
    Sources: Spotrac

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2021

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $103,137,300
    Average Salary: $34,379,100
    Guaranteed at Signing $103,137,300
    Signed Using: Maximum/Cap Space
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2018-2018Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,014,878
    Average Salary: $3,014,878
    Signed Using: Retained

    2015-2019

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $94,343,126
    Average Salary: $18,868,625
    Guaranteed at Signing $94,343,126
    Signed Using: Rookie Maximum Extension/Bird
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2011-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,323,699
    Average Salary: $2,080,925
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,203,857
    Signed Using: Entry Level/Rookie
    Free Agent: 2015 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Kawhi Leonard, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2011-12 Player Cash Earnings $1,394,017 - - - $1,394,017
    2012-13 Player Cash Earnings $1,809,840 - - - $1,809,840
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings $1,887,840 - - - $1,887,840
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings DPOY $2,894,059 - - - $2,894,059
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (1ST),
    DPOY
    $16,407,500 - - - $16,407,500
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (1ST) $17,638,063 - - - $17,638,063
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $18,868,625 - - - $18,868,625
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (2ND) $20,099,188 - - - $20,099,188
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (2ND) $3,014,878 - - - $3,014,878
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (2ND) $30,695,625 - - - $30,695,625
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings ALL NBA (2ND),
    ALL NBA (1ST)
    $34,379,100 - - - $34,379,100
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $39,344,900 - - - $39,344,900
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $188,433,635 - - - $188,433,635
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $42,492,492 - - - $42,492,492
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $45,640,084 - - - $45,640,084
    2024-25 Player Cash Earnings $48,787,676 - - - $48,787,676
    $325,353,887 - - - $325,353,887
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $63,914,822 - - - $63,914,822
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $20,099,188 - - - $20,099,188
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $104,419,625 - - - $104,419,625

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Aug 12 2021Signed a 4 year $176.27 million a contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Aug 1 2021Declined $36 million Player Option with Los Angeles (LAC) for 2021-22
    Jan 4 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MEM-TOR game
    Jul 6 2019Signed a 3 year $103.14 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC) - includes 2021 Player Option
    Jun 23 2019Declined $21.3 million option with Toronto (TOR) for 2019-20
    Jan 27 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-DAL game
    Nov 25 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-TOR game
    Jul 25 2018Traded to Toronto (TOR) from San Antonio (SAS) with Danny Green and $5 million for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and 2019 1st round pick (#29 Keldon Johnson)
    Jul 1 2015Signed a 5 year $94.3 million maximum contract with San Antonio (SAS)
    Oct 28 2013San Antonio (SAS) exercised $2.89 million option for 2014-2015
    Oct 26 2012San Antonio (SAS) exercised $1.89 million option for 2013-2014
    Dec 10 2011Signed a 2 year $3.54 million contract with San Antonio (SA)
    Jun 23 2011Drafted by Indiana (IND): Round 1 (#15 overall)
    Jun 23 2011Traded to San Antonio (SAS) from Indiana (IND) with Davis Bertans for George Hill and Erazem Lorbek
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Kawhi Leonard, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    01/04/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MEM-TOR game
    01/27/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-DAL game
    11/25/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-TOR game
    - $6,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2021 LAC 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 nan nan nan nan nan nan nan nan nan
    2020 LAC 52 34.08 0.512 0.398 0.885 1.06 5.42 6.48 5.17 1.56 0.40 2.02 24.85 42.29
    2019 LAC 57 32.42 0.470 0.378 0.886 0.95 6.11 7.05 4.91 1.81 0.58 2.61 27.07 45.06
    2018 TOR 60 34 0.496 0.371 0.854 1.30 6.02 7.32 3.32 1.77 0.40 2.02 26.60 42.67
    2017 SA 9 23.22 0.468 0.314 0.816 0.67 4.00 4.67 2.33 2.00 1.00 1.78 16.22 29.54
    2016 SA 74 33.43 0.485 0.380 0.880 1.08 4.72 5.80 3.51 1.77 0.74 2.08 25.51 40.69
    2015 SA 72 33.04 0.506 0.443 0.874 1.35 5.51 6.86 2.58 1.78 0.99 1.46 21.18 37.36
    2014 SA 64 31.75 0.479 0.349 0.802 1.33 5.88 7.20 2.52 2.31 0.75 1.52 16.52 33.54
    2013 SA 66 29.12 0.522 0.379 0.802 1.15 5.09 6.24 2.02 1.73 0.76 1.21 12.79 27.06
    2012 SA 58 31.21 0.494 0.374 0.825 1.09 4.88 5.97 1.60 1.67 0.55 1.07 11.88 24.82
    2011 SA 64 24.13 0.484 0.366 0.769 1.63 3.53 5.16 1.06 1.33 0.38 0.69 7.89 18.39
    Totals 576 31.30 0.493 0.384 0.858 1.21 5.20 6.41 2.90 1.76 0.64 1.62 19.24 34.45