Kawhi Leonard to sign with Clippers, join Paul Ge­orge

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — An­drew Greif, Los An­ge­les Times

As the rest of the NBA hur­ried to make its free-agency de­ci­sions, Kawhi Leonard took his time.

For the Clippers, the wait was more than worth it.

Not only did the Clippers land Leonard, the reign­ing NBA Fi­nals most valu­able player and the most cov­eted free agent this sum­mer, late Fri­day night, but they also added a sec­ond star in one fell swoop by agree­ing to trade for Ok­la­homa City’s Paul Ge­orge, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple not au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly.

To ac­quire Ge­orge, who was third in the NBA’s MVP vot­ing this sea­son, the Clippers will pay a heavy price. They agreed to send for­ward Danilo Gal­li­nari and point guard Shai Gil­geous-Alexander, fresh off an all-rookie sea­son, to Ok­la­homa City. In ad­di­tion, the Clippers will send the Thun­der four un­pro­tected first-round draft picks, a pro­tected firstround pick and two pick swaps, the peo­ple con­firmed.

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