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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George reportedly joining Los Angeles Clippers

Reports: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining Clippers

NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is reportedly headed to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Southern California native joins the team after spending last year with the Toronto Raptors and leading them to their first NBA championship. The Clippers also reportedly traded for Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Yahoo Sports first reported news of Leonard's decision, which solidifies the Clippers as one of the top contenders in the league. Leonard averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season. 

Meanwhile, ESPN reported that the Clippers are sending five first-round draft picks and swapping two picks for George, who was a finalist for the league's 2019 MVP award. The Thunder will also receive forward Danilo Gallinari and point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

The move helps renew the rivalry between the Clippers and LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers, who recently traded young stars and picks for super star forward Anthony Davis.

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