Well, we were told the Kawhi Leonard news would not come Friday, and it didn’t.
But that did not rule out the early hours of Saturday morning.
Right around 2 a.m. ET, news broke that Leonard agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a wild free agency sweepstakes.
That enough is major news, with Leonard passing on the Lakers and Toronto Raptors. But the news was far from over there. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Clippers struck a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring Paul George to L.A. in a massive move that instantly catapults the Clippers into the Western Conference contender conversation.
L.A. reportedly is sending four unprotected first-round picks to OKC, as well as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Galinari.
And … exhale.
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