Jordan Brand won’t re-sign Leonard

Kawhi Leonard will be an unrestricted free-agent in 2019.

Kawhi Leonard has been a Jordan Brand endorser since coming into the league, but the company is going to let Leonard walk when his contract expires later this year, according to a report from Nick DePaula of ESPN.

Extension talks between Leonard and Jordan Brand stalled earlier this year after Leonard turned down a four-year, $22 million extension, per the report.

Most brands aren’t worried about Leonard’s return from the right quadriceps injury. There is, however, cause for concern about his prior lack of interest in commercials and his reluctance to play in flashy sneakers that can help draw attention to brands.

As everyone knows, Leonard is a quiet guy and very private. He has only Tweeted four times and doesn’t have an Instagram account.