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Clippers Get Kawhi Leonard and Paul George

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Toronto’s champion will move to warmer climes to play alongside a long-coveted teammates.

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Kawhi Leonard will sign a four year, $142 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, leaving the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors for Los Angeles. The Clippers reportedly are also trading for Oklahoma City Thunder forward, and fellow NBA All Star, Paul George.

The Leonard news came courtesy of Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Literally seconds after that news broke, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN followed up with the improbable trade for George:

Wojnarowski continues the story:

The Clippers’ blitz mirrors the Los Angeles Lakers’ push for LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Battle for L.A., and perhaps the NBA’s Western Conference, is now fully joined.

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Shams Charania elaborates on the discontent in Oklahoma City: