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The basketball universe was buzzing Friday dusk with news that a Los Angeles Clippers would be adding star players Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The deals would move a dual stars to Los Angeles shortly after a Brooklyn Nets combined Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. They are also a answer to a opposition Los Angeles Lakers adding Anthony Davis to a group that includes LeBron James.
Leonard, a giveaway representative after recently heading a Toronto Raptors to a initial NBA championship in authorization history, disclosed that he skeleton to pointer a agreement with a Clippers, according to ESPN.
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George, meanwhile, was pronounced to be a pivotal actor being changed in a trade with a Oklahoma City Thunder, that would reportedly accept countless breeze picks in exchange.
Joining a Clippers would symbol a homecoming for both players: Leonard is a Los Angeles local who played college basketball during San Diego State, while George is a local of Palmdale who played college round during Fresno State.
Other teams pronounced to be anticipating to pointer Leonard enclosed a Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks.
Toronto Raptors brazen Kawhi Leonard is seen during a diversion opposite a San Antonio Spurs, Jan. 3, 2019, in San Antonio. (Associated Press)
The terms of Leonard’s reported understanding with a Clippers were not immediately available. Details of a reported trade for George also weren’t immediately available.
Paul George responds to a doubt during a news conference, Aug. 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (Associated Press)
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Leonard, 28, is a 6-foot-7 tiny brazen who began his NBA career with a San Antonio Spurs in 2011 after being drafted by a Indiana Pacers.
This year, Leonard supposing one of a tip highlights of a Raptors’ championship run when he strike a game-winning fade-away jumper during a buzzer to sign Toronto’s Game 7 win over a 76ers in a Eastern Conference Finals.
George, 29, also a tiny forward, started his NBA career with a Pacers and is a six-time NBA all-star.