Published: Sat, July 06, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Thunder trading Paul George to Clippers for 'record' haul of draft picks

Thunder trading Paul George to Clippers for 'record' haul of draft picks

All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors to the first championship in franchise history this past season.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) are the ownership group of the Raptors. And while Green admits waiting on Leonard is affecting him, he's unfazed by the mania Kawhi has caused. He met with the Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors over the past week, with Toronto receiving the final meeting, sources said.

The New York Knicks want us to believe that they were never all-in on the top-tier free agents we believed they were targeting.

For now, it's is clear that Leonard is capable of turning a team into a championship team. "He's shown that since he came here", Ujiri said. Jalen Rose reported that there's a 99 percent chance Leonard returns to Toronto, while Chris Broussard say the Lakers have a 94 percent shot.

Leonard is the biggest name left on the National Basketball Association free agent market. At the same time, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing together for the Brooklyn Nets is also a major contender for the next finals. The post has already generated more than 1.2 million views.

From Toronto, it appears that Leonard is plotting a jump to Los Angeles where he could cherry pick between two great teams - the rising Clippers and the more popular L.A. Lakers.

The Knicks did not want to wait on Leonard and miss out on other free agents, especially since they were considered long-shots to land him, according to the report. At that point, Leonard could still decide to play for the Lakers - but he'd have to take a significant pay cut.

The Clippers, with Leonard and George alone, compare to the Lakers duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, especially as James declines with age.

Cris Carter, the former National Football League star and current personality of Fox Sports 1, says that there will not be a decision from Leonard on Friday as many expected.

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