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SportNBA free agency rumors: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard discuss playing together

20:30  29 june  2019
20:30  29 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, two of the summer's most-talented free agents, have been discussing potential scenarios that could put them on the same team next season.

According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the two possible teams that could sign them are the Clippers and the Knicks.

The Athletic also reported that the Clippers believe pitching Durant on playing with Leonard is how they will be able to secure Durant, despite competition from the Nets.

Durant declined his $31.5 million option with the Warriors to become an unrestricted free agent. It has been speculated that he will sign with a different team in free agency, but his long-term future became complicated when he ruptured his Achilles in the NBA Finals. He had surgery, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it's likely he will miss all of next season as he recovers.

At one point, the Nets were considered the front-runners to land Durant, but it was reported Friday that Brooklyn was no longer the favorite. The Knicks believe they have a good chance to land Durant, but team owner James Dolan reportedly urged team executives to use "caution" regarding Durant's Achilles. He wants to see test results and Durant's projected prognosis before signing the All-Star.

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Leonard, on the other hand, opted out of the final year of his contract with the Raptors. He reportedly is set to meet with teams around the NBA and also has been linked to the Nets and Lakers. He will have a final meeting with the Raptors, and there's been some speculation that he will stay in Toronto after winning an NBA championship.

Free agency begins Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

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