Latest Kawhi Leonard News

LA Clippers re-sign injured superstar Kawhi Leonard

Aug. 12, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is staying in Los Angeles after the Clippers re-signed their free-agent superstar on Thursday. Leonard averaged 26 points, 6.8 rebounds and five assists in his first two seasons with his hometown team. He suffered a...

Free-agent guard Reggie Jackson re-signs with LA Clippers

Aug. 11, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reggie Jackson is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers after helping the team reach the Western Conference finals for the first time. The team announced the re-signing of the free-agent point guard on Wednesday. Jackson averaged...

AP Source: Leonard re-signing with LA Clippers

Aug. 06, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, even though he might miss most of the upcoming season due to a knee injury. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday that the two sides are still finalizing terms...

NBA free agency set to open, with many eyes on Kyle Lowry

Aug. 01, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

Free agency doesn’t start until 6 p.m. Eastern on Monday. The machinations toward getting ready, however, were in full steam on Sunday. And the Miami Heat were at the center of the activity. With Kyle Lowry set to become one of the top free agents...

Gold and green: Olympic basketball, NBA business intersect

Aug. 01, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum are going for gold, though they can’t forget about the green. Basketball and business are about to mix in a way players have never experienced. The quarterfinals of the Olympic men’s tournament arrives on the...

Clippers get Johnson after trade with Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers' tradition of making a move on draft night continued Thursday as they moved up to select Tennessee guard Keon Johnson after making a trade with the New York Knicks. The Clippers sent the No. 25 pick, which ended up being...

NBA shifts gears quickly, and now the offseason awaits

Jul. 21, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

Detroit, you are on the clock. The NBA offseason — if you can call it that — is here. The Milwaukee Bucks officially flipped the league calendar to summer on Tuesday night, capturing their first title in 50 years and turning out the lights on a season that navigated...

Kawhi Leonard has surgery; Clippers confirm partial ACL tear

Jul. 13, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had surgery Tuesday to repair a partial tear of his right ACL, an injury the Los Angeles Clippers did not specify as he sat out the team's first-ever Western Conference finals appearance. The Clippers said there is no timetable for his...

Clippers await Leonard's decision on contract option

Jul. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers’ season began in an empty arena with cardboard cutouts, COVID-19 tests, and protocols for everything. It ended with the team reaching the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, even without injured superstar Kawhi...

Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers 130-103, into NBA Finals

Jul. 01, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tears welled in Chris Paul's eyes. A message in black ink on his shoes said it all: Can't give up now. Not when, after 16 years, he will finally play for an NBA title. Paul led the Phoenix Suns into their first NBA Finals in 28...