If Leonard declines his player option, he has a good chance of becoming a free agent in the NBA. Leonard is presently negotiating a new contract with the team while recovering from an ACL injury. If the conditions of the contract are acceptable, Leonard will most likely re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers have the advantage of being the most likely contender, but other teams may also attempt to sign Leonard, who is without a doubt one of the finest players in the NBA. Leonard's relationship with Paul George as the Clippers' dynamic tandem is still strongly weighted, and they have the talent to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to an NBA title. It is unknown how long Leonard will need to recuperate from his ACL injury.