League sources that spoke with Brian Windhorst of ESPN believe the Los Angeles Clippers could piece together existing players on their roster in a trade to bring in more talent if they're willing to take on long-term money.

Steve Ballmer is the NBA's richest owner with a net worth above $70 billion and the Clippers could take advantage of the financial uncertainty other teams.

As one rival executive said: "You've heard of the saying, 'In for a dime, in for a dollar?' Well they're in for 95 cents, in for a dollar."

Both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could become free agents in 2021.