Clips, Kennard reach 4-year, $64M extension

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LA Clippers guard Luke Kennard has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension, agents Aaron Mintz and Dave Spahn of CAA Sports told ESPN.

The deal includes $56 million in guaranteed money, with a majority of the additional $8 million in incentives considered reachable, the agents said.

Kennard’s representatives with CAA Sports, Mintz, Spahn and Steven Heumann, finished negotiations with the Clippers on Monday afternoon, ahead of the 6 p.m. ET deadline for class of 2017 rookie extensions.

Kennard arrived to the Clippers in a draft-night trade with the Detroit Pistons, where he had his best pro season a year ago. Kennard, who averaged 15.8 points on 40% 3-point shooting in 2019-2020, was a player the Clippers had targeted to upgrade their lineup on the wing.

Kennard’s ability to space the floor and slide between shooting guard and small forward is vital to complementing Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the franchise’s championship chase.

Kennard, 24, was the No. 12 pick in 2017 out of Duke.

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