The Free Agency is likely to become one of the most significant in the franchise history of the Los Angeles Clippers. LA is likely to be one of the hottest FA patches in the entire association – in the summer when every superstar is free agent: Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, etc.
The Clippers have paid around $ 46 million in guaranteed salaries for the 2019-20 season, of which Danilo Gallinari (22.6 million) collects almost half, while also entering his final contract year. Also, the duo Williams-Harrell will earn 14 million in the next season, Shamet, Robinson, and SGA are still under their rookie contracts anyway. Clippers announced that they will continue their close collaboration with Jerry West and have reached an agreement with their advisor. The Hall of Famer will support the Clippers in a groundbreaking summer.
As Shams Charania of The Athletic reports, his contract expired, and owner Steve Ballmer recently led talks with the 80-year-old about the continuation of the cooperation – with a successful outcome.
In addition to West, the contracts of General Manager Michael Winger and Assistant GM Trent Redden have been extended. Both were rumored to be popular with other franchises.
Clippers: Leonard, Durant, or Butler?
The Clippers face a pioneering Free Agency: The Californians have space for two maximum contracts and are associated with, among others, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, and Kemba Walker, in addition to their much-anticipated Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Landry Shamet, Danilo Gallinari or Lou Williams.
West played from 1960 to 1974 for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was in the Finals nine times and won the title in 1972. The 14-time All-Star scored 25,192 points in his career. He then worked as a coach for the Lakers for three years. From 2002 to 2007, West served as general manager for the Memphis Grizzlies, then six years in the front office of the Golden State Warriors.