Rumor: Clippers’ meeting with Kawhi Leonard tentatively scheduled for July 2
Kawhi and the Clippers meeting tentatively scheduled for July 2nd is what I’m hearing. LA has a home court advantage but Toronto can get him another title next year.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) June 25, 2019
Prior to Kawhi’s trade to the Raptors, he reportedly had a strong interest in playing in LA, particularly in one of the city’s NBA teams. The two-time champion initially preferred the Los Angeles Lakers, but with LeBron James joining the Purple and Gold, Kawhi seemed to have a change of heart.
Throughout the course of last season, it was the Clippers who have been the rumored destination for Leonard once he becomes a free agent. The Clips have enough cap space to sign him, as well as another top-tier free agent to a max deal this summer.
However, nothing is set in stone yet. Leonard was able to lead the Raptors to their first-ever championship, and according to rumors, he is strongly considering signing a short-term deal to stay in Toronto and help them defend the title.
With Kevin Durant out for the entirety of 2019-20 season due to an Achilles injury, Leonard is now the most sought after free agent this summer. Aside from the Raptors, Clippers and Lakers, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets could also join the Kawhi sweepstakes.
This is certainly going to be one crazy, exciting summer, highlighted by the decision that’s going to be made by the Fun Guy.