Kawhi Leonard feels motivated, looks back to Clippers blowing 3-1 lead to Nuggets

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Los Angeles Clippers star small forward Kawhi Leonard chats with reporters as the Clippers prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season.

Kawhi looks back (5:54) the Clippers blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets and discusses the team’s offseason additions, including the former Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka, who signed a two-year, $19 million deal with the Clippers last month.

Last season, Leonard averaged 27.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 32.4 minutes per game during the regular season. He played in 57 of LA’s 72 games. During the playoffs, the two-time NBA champion averaged 28.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in 39.3 minutes per game.

The 29-year-old signed a three-year contract in the summer of 2019 with a player option for the third year, so he can become an unrestricted free agent after this season if he opts out.