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Kawhi Leonard Rumors: Star to Decline Clippers Contract Option, Start LAC Talks

For the second time in three years, Kawhi Leonard will become a free agent after reportedly declining his player option with the Los Angeles Clippers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 30-year-old has turned down his $36 million salary for the 2021-22 season. Wojnarowski noted the expectation is Leonard will negotiate a new deal to remain with the Clippers.
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Source: Kawhi Leonard declines $36 million player option for next season

Kawhi Leonard has declined his $36 million player option for next season to become a free agent, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday. The expectation is that Leonard will negotiate a new deal to remain with the LA Clippers, according to Wojnarowski. Leonard can potentially sign a four-year, $176.2 million deal or could do a one-and-one and become a free agent in 2022, when he could sign a five-year deal worth $235 million, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.
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4 things to know about Kris Dunn, who the Celtics have reportedly traded for

Dunn has some local ties. The Celtics got a head start on adding players before free agency by making a pair of trades. On Friday, the Celtics reportedly agreed to trades to acquire Kris Dunn and Bruno Fernando from the Hawks and Josh Richarson from the Mavericks while shipping out Tristan Thompson and Moses Brown. So far, the Celtics-Mavericks trade (Richardson for Brown and the Gordon Hayward traded player exception) has been made official while the three-team deal between the Celtics, Hawks, and Kings awaits confirmation.
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Reports: Clippers' Leonard declining $36M player option for 2021-22 season

Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is reportedly declining his $36-million player option for the upcoming 2021-22 season and entering free agency, multiple sources confirm. The decision comes just weeks after Leonard received surgery on a partially torn ACL that could potentially keep him out all of next season. Still,...
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Saints to sign CBs Prince Amukamara, KeiVarae Russell

All offseason, we’ve been hearing about how the Saints would likely add some veteran cornerback help. Now finally on Sunday, it appears they’re signing two. New Orleans plans to sign both Prince Amukamara and KeiVarae Russell pending the passing of physicals, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com tweets. We heard Saturday night that Chicago was hosting Amukamara on a visit. The 19th pick of the 2011 draft was a full-time starter with the Bears from 2017-19, but spent 2020 on the Cardinals’ practice squad. The Super Bowl XLVI champ has 99 career starts under his belt, so he’s got plenty of experience. He turned 32 in June.
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Maple Leafs sign Menell to one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Brennan Menell to a one-year, two-way contract. Menell, 24, was acquired by Toronto in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on July 28. The Woodbury, Minnesota native spent last season with the Kontinental Hockey League’s Dinamo Minsk, finishing the season with 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 47 regular-season games and seven points (one goal, six assists) in five playoff games.
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Maple Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to toughen roster, vie for top-six role

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