Just when the NBA couldn’t get crazy enough, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George made the NBA’s offseason even more spontaneous. After winning a title in Toronto, Kawhi left and teamed up with Paul George, who was traded to Los Angeles following Leonard’s signing.
Overall, this was a fantastic deal for Los Angeles. It’s also great for the league. Both Los Angeles and Brooklyn proved that being a mediocre team and showing young potential can get you the superstar’s eyes in free agency.
Patrick Beverley, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard will now lead the Clippers. They will be an undeniable force on the defensive end and have two of the best scoring forwards in the league on the offensive end.
Kawhi has proven that he can handle a Steph Curry-led team. While the Warriors weren’t at full health, the Raptors would’ve at least gone seven games with a team that’ll mimic the 2019-2020 Warriors.
To say the least, the Clippers, of all these new duos in the West, have the highest likelihood to succeed. Their defensive tenacity combined with their offensive firepower makes them easily the West’s top threat in 2020.