After seeing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant team up and join the Brooklyn Nets, All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler could reportedly form their own super team in Los Angeles.
According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, there is increased noise around the NBA that Leonard and Butler could both sign with the Los Angeles Clippers during free agency.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Saturday that the Clippers were exploring the possibility of pairing the two stars together and it now appears there’s a chance it could actually happen.
The Clippers currently have more than $80 million in cap room, which would allow them to sign both players to four-year maximum contracts.
In addition to leading the Toronto Raptors to their first championship, Leonard averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game with the Raptors last season.
After being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, Butler averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game.