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Kawhi Leonard hints at his preferred destination once his contract with the L.A. Clippers expires

If the L.A. Clippers make a decent run in the playoffs, Kawhi Leonard might not look elsewhere after his deal ends in 2024. He revealed he wants to get paid and the Clippers are the only ones that could offer him a supermax.

It’s been over a year since Kawhi Leonard was last seen on the basketball court. The NBA and the fans missed him. Next season, he will be back on the floor for the L.A. Clippers, but if people wonder where he will play next, he dropped hints about his preferred destination.

Contract extension with Clippers

In an event with Kawhi Leonard and Dennis Robertson, aka Uncle Dennis, The Klaw’s wish where he would like to play once his contract is up was revealed. Uncle Dennis and Leonard exchanged red envelopes containing their wishes or desires for each other.

Uncle Dennis wishes for Kawhi to get healthy, win another ring, and win more games. Meanwhile, the L.A. Clippers star’s wish for the man considered a father figure in his life is to get him more money.

It was a light-hearted moment between the two, but the 5-time All-Star might have hinted at his plans in the future: sign a massive contract extension with the Clippers. He is signed until 2024, but the team that could offer Kawhi the most is the Clippers. 

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With how other stars in the league are signing massive extension deals, people could expect Leonard to demand the same if not bigger contracts. Instead, his focus should be on keeping himself healthy because when he’s available, the former San Antonio Spur belongs to the Top 5 or 10 players in the NBA. It’s easy to forget how good he is because he’s been missing in action for a while, but fans should expect a revenge tour next season.

Retooled L.A. Clippers

The L.A. Clippers signed John Wall and added role players that could put the team to the next level. Kawhi and Paul George are back. They have more than enough talent to make it a deep postseason run. Of course, health is always a factor, and the availability of Kawhi and PG13 could determine their fate next year.

Leonard might not look elsewhere for opportunities if the Clippers can make the playoffs or even the finals. He knows the Clippers are the only team that could give him the supermax. Kawhi has made it clear: he’s about to get his bag. Now, fans are hoping he delivers on his end, a first championship for the franchise. 

The fact he would be playing for the richest owner in the NBA, who's building a breathtaking new arena in Inglewood doesn't hurt either. 

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