LA Clippers Guardian Luke Kennard has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $ 64 million, CAA Sports agents Aaron Mintz and Dave Spahn told ESPN.
The deal includes $ 56 million in guaranteed money, with much of the $ 8 million additional incentives considered achievable, agents said.
Kennard’s representatives at CAA Sports, Mintz, Spahn and Steven Heumann ended negotiations with the Clippers before 6:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon. ET deadline for 2017 rookie extensions.
Kennard joined the Clippers in a draft night trade with the Detroit Pistons, where he had his best professional season a year ago. Kennard, who averaged 15.8 on 40% 3-point shots in 2019-2020, was a player the Clippers aimed to improve their lineup on the wing.
Kennard’s ability to keep the ground clear and slide between shooters and small strikers is crucial to complement Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the franchise’s chase.
The 24-year-old Kennard was number 12 under Duke in 2017.