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2 NBA Stars Reportedly Considering Teaming Up On The Clippers

A general view of the Staples Center during a Clippers game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: General View of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to be major players in the NBA's free agency period when it opens on Sunday evening and the latest reports do not suggest anything to the contrary.

In fact, two of the NBA's biggest free agents have reportedly been discussing teaming up on the Clippers ahead of the 2019-20 season.

The Clippers have been expected to be a major contender for Kawhi Leonard, a Southern California native who has interest in coming home, and he could bring another NBA star with him.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that a Kawhi Leonard-Jimmy Butler duo is reportedly possible in Los Angeles.

"The Clippers are exploring the feasibility of signing both Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler in free agency," he reported.

"Leonard wants to be joined by a top-flight free agent if he decides to leave Toronto for the Clippers and Butler's rugged two-way game makes for an intriguing pairing. Clippers adviser Jerry West is also a known admirer of Butler."

The Lakers are reportedly expected to be contenders for both players, as well, though they're only able to sign one max free agent.

Butler has been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Houston Rockets, while Leonard is reportedly considering the Raptors and Knicks, too.

NBA free agency is set to begin at 6 p.m. E.T.