Free agency is just around the corner in the NBA, and countless rumors are swirling about the top stars in the league. The focus this offseason will revolve around where Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard decide to sign.
Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season, but his talent warrants a lucrative contract. On the other hand, Leonard is coming off the best season of his career and will certainly have interest from every team with cap space.
The latest report on both stars is quite interesting, as there seems to be a chance that Leonard and Durant could be teammates in the near future.
According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Leonard and Durant teaming up on the Clippers is a “real possibility.”
Wojnarowski revealed that Los Angeles would have to make room for another max contract to sign both stars. It’d require the team trading someone like Danilo Gallinari to free up cap space.
Here is the segment from ESPN:
Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant teaming up together on the Clippers is a ‘real possibility’, per Woj pic.twitter.com/xEUeyo8jpK
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 29, 2019
This would be a tremendous offseason for the Clippers. In fact, signing one of these superstars should be enough to put the franchise back in contention.
Once contract negotiations begin on Sunday, everyone in the NBA will be keeping an eye out to see which huge moves take place.
Stay tuned for all the latest on free agency.