The Los Angeles Clippers inquired about the availability of James Harden as they pursued a second star to pair with Kawhi Leonard. The Houston Rockets told the Clippers that Harden wasn't available.

The Clippers also reached out to the Washington Wizards about Bradley Beal before eventually acquiring Paul George.

Leonard also reached out to Jimmy Butler and Kevin Durant about teaming up with the Clippers before they made their own free agency decisions.