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Sport NBA free agency tracker 2021: Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul have options; Kyle Lowry leads unrestricted class

02:10  26 july  2021
02:10  26 july  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Undergoes Surgery to Repair Right ACL

  Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Undergoes Surgery to Repair Right ACL Leonard suffered the injury during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. View the original article to see embedded media.Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard underwent surgery to repair a partial tear in his right anterior cruciate ligament, the team announced on Tuesday.However, there is no timetable for Leonard's return. Leonard sprained his right knee in Game 4 win of the Western Conference semifinals against Utah when he collided with Jazz forward Joe Ingles.Leonard played in 52 of 72 games in the regular season, averaging 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

NBA championships are won in June (or July ... or August), but the foundation is laid almost a year prior during the free agency period. We just saw how offseason signings like Bobby Portis and Jae Crowder helped shape the postseason, and those are the types of moves that teams will hope to make starting on Aug. 2, when they're officially allowed to start negotiating with players.

Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard are posing for a picture © Provided by CBS Sports

Though pen can't technically be put to paper until Aug. 6, most years we see plenty of deals agreed upon during the moratorium period. This year's free agent class will be shaped by a couple of major decisions from superstar players. Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul both have player options for next season. If they choose to decline them, they will become the unquestioned jewels of the 2021 market. The top unrestricted free agents are veteran point guards Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley, with restricted free agents John Collins and Lonzo Ball also expected to draw significant interest.

Kyle Lowry free agency update: Pelicans expected to pursue six-time All-Star in offseason, per report

  Kyle Lowry free agency update: Pelicans expected to pursue six-time All-Star in offseason, per report Lowry has been with the Raptors since 2012, but will become a free agent this summerThe New Orleans Pelicans have emerged as a possibility for Lowry, according to Marc Stein. At the moment, they don't have an obvious path to fitting Lowry under the cap. The Pelicans could create roughly $13 million in cap space by renouncing their rights to Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, but even if that was something that they wanted to do, Lowry would surely want more. At the trade deadline, he reportedly wanted a two-year, $50 million pact from any team that acquired him.

We'll continue to update this post throughout the offseason as decisions are made, so be sure to keep checking back to see how your favorite team is shaping up for the 2021-22 season. Also, don't put much stock in the rankings outside the top 20 or so, since beyond that it largely depends on what a specific team is looking for.

Another report Kawhi Leonard expected to stay with Clippers

  Another report Kawhi Leonard expected to stay with Clippers After all he did to get to Southern California, he was just going to leave?ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said he has not heard anything about Leonard wanting to leave Los Angeles, a topic that came up on The Woj & Lowe Free Agency Special the network aired Sunday (hat tip Bleacher Report).


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RankPlayerPOSLast TeamNew TeamStatus
1SFPO
2PGPO
3PGUFA
4PGUFA
5PFRFA
6SFUFA
7PGRFA
8SGUFA
9SFRFA
10PGUFA
11SGUFA
12PGRFA
13SGUFA
14CRFA
15SGUFA
16SFUFA
17PGUFA
18SGRFA
19PGUFA
20CUFA
21SFUFA
22PFRFA
23UTILRFA
24CUFA
25CUFA
26CPO
27PGUFA
28PGUFA
29PGUFA
30CUFA
31PGUFA
32PFUFA
33SGUFA
34CPO
35PGPO
36CPO
37PFUFA
38SFUFA
39SGPO
40SGRFA
41SFRFA
42SGRFA
43SFTO
44PFUFA
45SGUFA
46SFUFA
47SFPO
48SFTO
49SFUFA
50PFUFA
51SGUFA
52PFRFA
53PFUFA
54SGUFA
55SFUFA
56SGUFA
57UFA
58SGRFA
59SGRFA
60SGUFA
61SGUFA
62SGUFA
63PGUFA
64SFUFA
65SGUFA
66SGNG
67CUFA
68CUFA
69PFUFA
70PFUFA
71CUFA
72CUFA
73CUFA
74CUFA
75SGRFA
76CUFA
77SGPO
78PGUFA
79SGRFA
80PFUFA
81CUFA
82CUFA
83CUFA
84CUFA
85CUFA
86PGPO
87CTO
88PFRFA
89PFUFA
90CUFA
91CUFA
92CUFA
93PFUFA
94PFRFA
95SFUFA
96CNG
97SFUFA
98CUFA
99CUFA
100SFUFA
101SGNG
102SGNG
103SGUFA
104PGUFA
105SGUFA
106SGUFA
107PGRFA
108PGRFA
109PGUFA
110SFUFA
111SFUFA
112SFUFA
113SFRFA
114SFRFA
115CRFA
116PGRFA

PO = Player option

UFA = Unrestricted free agent

RFA = Restricted free agent

TO = Team option

NG = Non-guaranteed

Tracker and Thread: Every player the Lakers have been connected to in free agency .
The Lakers are already the subject of plenty of NBA free agency rumors, something that will only continue as the offseason rolls along.So without further ado, below is a list of every Lakers free agent and player they’ve been connected to in free agency, sorted alphabetically in two lists: Players that are still available that have been connected to the Lakers (including their own free agents!), and players that are reportedly heading elsewhere.

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