The Los Angeles Clippers are ready to give it another go to the NBA Championship. By adding multiple pieces, the team is expected to be a contender in the Western Conference.
One of those pieces is Luke Kennard, who will be staying in Los Angeles long-term.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Kennard has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension.
The deal includes $56 million in guaranteed money, with a majority of the additional $8 million in incentives considered reachable.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Luke Kennard has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension, his agents Aaron Mintz and Dave Spahn of @caa_sports tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 21, 2020
The left-handed guard arrived at Los Angeles during the offseason as a part of a there-team trade, which sent Landry Shamet to Brooklyn, Kennard to Los Angeles, and Rodney McGruder, along with rookie Saddiq Bey to Detroit.
Kennard missed most of the 2019-20 season due to a knee tendinitis. Still, over the 28 games he competed in, he averaged career-highs for points (15.8), assists (4.1) and rebounds (3.5) as a starter for Detroit.
“I couldn’t be more excited to play for the LA Clippers, and am thankful for Steve Ballmer, my teammates, and the entire Clippers organization for giving me the opportunity to be part of this world-class franchise,” Kennard said. “I am inspired by Steve’s unwavering commitment to winning and look forward to contributing to the team’s success on the court.”