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Clippers Re-Sign Montrezl Harrell To Two-Year, $12M Deal

Jul 21, 2018 2:31 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to re-sign Montrezl Harrell to a two-year, $12 million deal.

Harrell was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Chris Paul trade.

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Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Talking To Other Stars About 2019 Free Agency Plans

Jul 18, 2018 5:50 PM

While Kawhi Leonard has been silent with the media, Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star said on the Back To Back Podcast on Wednesday that he has been in conversations with other impending 2019 free agents about possibly playing together.

"One thing I was told last night is that Kawhi Leonard had already been planning out his free agency for next year and he had already been in contact with other star players in the league and saying 'Hey, where might you want to play with me? What are we looking at?'

"It wasn't just L.A. he was talking about," added Arthur. "Brooklyn was maybe somewhere. They're going to have a ton of cap space. That might have been a possibility.

"So Kawhi has already been thinking ahead to pairing up and playing at a highest level."

The 2019 free agent class includes Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs

Jul 17, 2018 4:25 PM

Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week. Leonard holds some enthusiasm for showcasing his revitalized health in the wake of the quad injury that has been at the center of discord between the Spurs and him, sources said.  

Gregg Popovich will lead the camp in his role as national team coach.

Leonard continues to seek a trade from the San Antonio Spurs.

bidding war among the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers never materialized. The Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards are among teams who've talked with the Spurs, league sources said.

The Celtics and 76ers appear to have lost traction in their appetite to trade for Leonard as they're well-positioned for the future regardless. The Lakers appear to be playing the longer game in trade talks.

The Spurs have yet to allow prospective trade partners to talk directly with Leonard or his reps.

 

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Clippers Guarantee Milos Teodosic's $6.3M Contract For 18-19

Jul 16, 2018 9:23 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers will keep Milos Teodosic on his $6.3 million player option.

The Clippers had the ability to waive Teodosic before Sunday with only $2.1 million guaranteed.

Teodosic, 31, played 45 games last season after coming over from Europe, averaging 9.5 points and 4.6 assists in 25.2 minutes. He shot 41.9% from the field, 37.9% on threes.

The Clippers have eight guards under contract, which could mean a trade will happen before the start of the season.

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Spurs Continue To Have High Threshold On Kawhi Leonard Trade

Jul 13, 2018 6:22 PM

The San Antonio Spurs continue to discuss a trade of Kawhi Leonard, but no agreement is close.

"The Spurs continue to talk with multiple teams on deals," said Adrian Wojnarowski.

"There's nothing on the table the Spurs are ready to do. They have a high threshold on a (Kawhi) trade."

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors have been linked with trade talks for Leonard.

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Spurs Plan On Reaching Out To Kawhi Leonard Once Trade Is Close

Jul 13, 2018 4:02 PM

Cris Carter has consistently been a source of reliable news on the Kawhi Leonard situation this year. Carter was represented by Mitch Frankel, who is also representing Leonard.

This week, there have been reports and speculation of a possible trade of Leonard to the Toronto Raptors.

“Nothing’s changed from Kawhi’s side from these standpoints: He still wants to go to Los Angeles, and he’s still not interested in being rented out for one season, so that being Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto or any other team," said Carter on Friday. "The thing that we should know is San Antonio has been in contact with Kawhi and his people, and they’ve told them that if something was to get real, real close, we’ll reach out to you. Well, it’s in their best interest and smart to reach out to him, and typically the other team that’s involved in the trade would be granted permission to reach out to the player that’s being traded. None of those things happened yesterday.”

Earlier in the week, Carter said Gregg Popovich gave Leonard the indication he would trade him.

“Kawhi, in meeting with Pop, Pop gave him every indication that he was going to trade him and he was going to try to make Kawhi happy,” Carter reported on Tuesday. “I never said that before, because I was holding it until now. So, all these discussions about Kawhi going to the East, I believe Popovich is trying to accommodate Kawhi and trying to please him.”

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76ers Considered Only East Team Kawhi Leonard Would Re-Sign With

Jul 7, 2018 5:21 PM

While the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are Kawhi Leonard's preferred teams if he is traded by the San Antonio Spurs, he would consider the Philadelphia 76ers.

"I want to add clarity to that," said Chris Haynes on The Jump. "Los Angeles are his preferred destinations. He will consider Philly. That's the only Eastern Conference team he would consider if they're able to put a package together."

The Boston Celtics have interest in Leonard, but he reportedly doesn't have interest in re-signing with that franchise if he's traded there.

The 76ers are believed to be keeping Markelle Fultz off limits in trade talks with the Spurs.

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Kawhi Leonard's Preference Between Lakers, Clippers Remains Disputed

Jul 5, 2018 8:42 PM

The preferred destination of Kawhi Leonard remains one of the most hotly contested subjects amongst well-regarded members of the media.

Shams Charania reported on The Herd on Tuesday that the Clippers remained in the picture for Leonard following the arrival of LeBron James with the Lakers.

In a podcast on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that Leonard now finds the Clippers less appealing with James joining the Lakers as he wouldn't want to play for the less glamorous franchise in Los Angeles with the game's biggest star on the Lakers.

Michael C. Wright went in the opposite direction on Thursday to indicate that Leonard now prefers the Clippers over the Lakers.

"The Lakers are not Kawhi's preferred destination anymore," said Wright on the Back to Back Podcast. "He wants to go to the Clippers. He doesn't want to go be second fiddle to LeBron. That's what I was told and I was told by somebody who would know. 

"Right now, the Clippers are where he wants to go.

"I talk to people within the Spurs organization and they're like 'Yeah, he wants to go to the Clippers but their assets are (expletive) at this point.' 

"I almost think there probably is going to be a dark horse team that nobody expected to come in and pull off that trade for Kawhi."

Wright added that once James went to the Lakers, it was reported that Leonard was open to re-signing with the 76ers if he's traded there.

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Kawhi Leonard Finds Clippers Less Appealing With LeBron James Joining Lakers

Jul 5, 2018 9:21 AM

When Kawhi Leonard first requested a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, he wanted a trade to either of the Los Angeles teams with a preference to the Lakers over the Clippers.

Both the Lakers and Clippers project to have enough cap space to sign Leonard outright in 2019.

"I've been told that one of the reasons he looks at going to the Clippers as a little less motivated. I think initially the idea of L.A. was fine to him. He preferred the Lakers but was okay with the Clippers. Now that LeBron's in L.A., I think the idea of going head-to-head with LeBron to have you with the Clippers, him with the Lakers and to maybe feel dwarfed by that. I'm told that's become far less appealing for him."

The Lakers have a more appealing potential package to offer the Spurs for Leonard, but have been reluctant to meet San Antonio's demands.

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Spurs Still Haven't Given Up Hope Kawhi Leonard Changes Mind

Jul 4, 2018 11:07 AM

While the San Antonio Spurs are listening to trade offers for Kawhi Leonard, the organization maintains hope of keeping him.

"As long as he hasn't been traded yet, there's some hope that things can be repaired," said Jabari Young. "Obviously he's probably being kept in the loop as far as what the Spurs are trying to do trying to trade him, which he's requested. They're also sending signals like 'Listen, we still want to try to work this out, so if we get down to the wire and all of a sudden Kawhi you have a change of heart, let's sit down. Let's talk. Let's try to work it out.'

"I think Kawhi has to also, in his head, be prepared to possibly come back here for another season because if the Spurs don't find a deal that's good enough for them, they don't pull that trigger. It has to be a win-win for both parties."

Young believes Leonard wouldn't actually sit out if he's not traded. Young was told approximately a month ago that Leonard is about 95 percent healthy.

The Spurs can still offer Leonard a supermax contract, which he couldn't sign with any other team.

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Clippers Interested In Montrezl Harrell, Kyle O'Quinn
Montrezl Harrell was acquired from the Rockets in the Chris Paul trade.

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Clippers Projecting $70M In Cap Space In 2019
The contracts of Patrick Beverley, Tobias Harris, Wesley Johnson, Boban Marjanovic and Marcin Gortat expire after 18-19.

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Kawhi Leonard Not Guaranteed To Sign With Lakers In 2019
The Spurs are expected to remain "extremely patient" fielding offers on Kawhi Leonard.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Avery Bradley Agrees To Two-Year, $25M Deal With Clippers
Avery Bradley's season ended in February because of abdominal surgery.

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Mike Scott Agrees To One-Year Deal With Clippers
Mike Scott signed a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Wizards in 2017.

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DeAndre Jordan Opts Out Of $24.1M Contract, Will Become Free Agent
DeAndre Jordan will negotiate directly with the Mavericks.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

DeAndre Jordan Continues To Deliberate Option Decision
The Mavericks are interested in acquiring DeAndre Jordan either via trade or free agency.

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Clippers Not Interested In Taking Back Wesley Matthews In DeAndre Jordan Talks
DeAndre Jordan will likely wait until 11:15 on Friday before making a decision on his player option for the 18-19 season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Clippers Comfortable Keeping Both DeAndre Jordan, Marcin Gortat
If the Clippers do trade DeAndre Jordan if he opts in, they already have their replacement at center in position.

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Mavericks Exploring Possible Trade For DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers granted permission to DeAndre Jordan to explore trade scenarios with other teams.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Grizzlies Interested In Avery Bradley
The Grizzlies can use their mid-level exception upon Avery Bradley.

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Clippers Trade Austin Rivers To Wizards For Marcin Gortat
Austin Rivers has been traded to the Wizards.

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Mavericks Interested In Pursuing DeAndre Jordan
DeAndre Jordan has been considering opting into the final season of his current contract at $24.1 million to orchestrate a trade

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Lou Williams Named 2018 Sixth Man Of The Year
Lou Williams previously won the award during the 14-15 season.

RealGM Staff Report

DeAndre Jordan Remains Undecided On $24.1M Player Option With Clippers
DeAndre Jordan held extension talks with the Clippers before the start of the 17-18 season but were unable to reach agreement.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Milos Teodosic Exercises $6.3M Player Option With Clippers
Milos Teodosic's salary will become fully guaranteed for next season if he is on the roster past July 15.

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Spurs Attempting To Keep Kawhi Leonard Or Trade Him To Eastern Conference
Kawhi Leonard reportedly would like to join either Los Angeles team.

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Clippers Sign Angel Delgado To Two-Way Contract
The Clippers were largely dependent on their two-way players last season in Jamil Wilson and Tyrone Williams.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Clippers Targeting Point Guard At No. 12
The Clippers had to play a number of players at point guard following the 2017 departure of Chris Paul.

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