The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the favorites to sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency, according to sources.

Leonard will become a free agent in 2019 and is entering his first season with the Toronto Raptors.

Sources have long maintained Leonard prefers to join one of the two Los Angeles teams. The Clippers could create two max contract slots in free agency. The Clippers are also believed to be the preferred destination for Jimmy Butler.