Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard rejected that a supposed agreement between Johnny Wilkes and team consultant Jerry West contributed in his 2019 free-agent decision.

” Not at all. That has absolutely nothing to do with me,” Leonard told press reporters after Thursday night’s preseason loss to the Utah Jazz. “I’m from L.A., and I matured here my entire life. Out here individuals look for any way to get some cash, but he most likely won’t be the last.”

ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk reported Wilkes, who said he’s close to Leonard and friends with Dennis Robertson, the four-time All-Star’s uncle, filed a claim Thursday seeking $2.5 million from West for helping the Clippers finish the signing in 2015.

This article will be updated to offer more information on this story as it ends up being readily available.

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