Report: Durant, Leonard looking at teaming up?
NBA.com Global on Jun 30, 2019 07:08 AM
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Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard together on the same team? It sounds like that's a possibility as the two have discussed scenarios in which that happens, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.
Free agent stars Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard have been discussing scenarios that could include a future with them playing together, league sources told ESPN.
For now, there are two clear possibilities for the two All-NBA forwards to sign into the same franchise -- the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks.
Durant has reportedly said he'll consider four teams: Knicks, Clippers, Warriors and Nets. Leonard, meanwhile, has reportedly asked to talk with Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson in a meeting with the Lakers, and has reportedly stated that the Raptors would get the last pitch for his services.
Durant, the former two-time Finals MVP and Kia MVP winner entered the offseason as perhaps the biggest name on the market alongside Kyrie Irving, Leonard and Durant's Warriors teammate, Klay Thompson. He was long been expected to draw interest on the open market from a number of teams with salary cap room.
Leonard turned down his player option for 2019-20, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent, which set off a frenzy of teams officially interested in his services.