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Photos: The Recruitment Of Kawhi Leonard Has Begun

kawhi leonard at nba finals

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors speaks with the media following his teams victory over the Golden State Warriors to winGame Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

It's officially the week of NBA free agency, with players and teams able to make contact starting this Sunday night, June 30.

Kawhi Leonard, coming off his NBA Finals MVP leading the Toronto Raptors to a championship, is the most-coveted player on the market.

Yahoo! Sports reported on Sunday night that Leonard will not be opting into the final year of his contract (something literally everyone on the planet could have reported a year ago) and entering free agency.

The Raptors and Clippers are believed to be the two favorites to land Leonard.

Los Angeles' recruitment of the Southern California native has already begun.

These billboards went up in L.A. at some point over the weekend.

The billboards reportedly went up off Interstate 5 in Downey, Calif., which is located a couple of miles southeast of Staples Center.

It's unclear if anyone but the Clippers and the Raptors will have a chance at signing Leonard, but it wouldn't be surprising if he takes meetings with other teams.

NBA free agency is set to begin on Sunday night.