Clippers Win Big Prize and a Bonus; Get Kawhi and Paul George - Pro Sports Fandom
The NBA off-season had started with a bang with the Lakers and Pelicans finally agreeing to a trade of Anthony Davis. The moves after (Durant and Kyrie to the Nets, Walker to the Celtics, etc.) had also great significance. But the last major domino fell last night as the prized free agent of this summer, Kawhi Leonard, agreed to sign with the Clippers. And for an added bonus, the Clippers went out and got Paul George which stunned nearly everyone. The Clippers sent Shai Gilegous-Alexander (10.8 PPG, 3.3 APG), Danilo Gallinari (19.8 PPG, 6.1 RPG), and a bevvy of draft picks which are unprotected (Miami’s 2021, Clippers 2022, 2024, and 2026) and one more (Miami’s 2023 first rounder). Wow is all I can say. Leonard’s year has been one of intrigue as his demand to his old team, the Spurs was to trade him to Los Angeles, notably the Lakers. However, given the issues the Spurs and Leonard had with each other, that didn’t happen (and San Antonio didn’t want to trade them to their historic rival) so he was shipped to the Raptors. Leonard didn’t whine about the move to Toronto and took Toronto over the top for their [...]