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Free Agency 2019

NBA Free Agency 2019: Kawhi Leonard reportedly agrees to a deal with the LA Clippers

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Kawhi Leonard will reportedly not be returning to the Toronto Raptors.

According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Leonard has agreed to a deal with the LA Clippers.

Leonard will sign a four-year, $142 million max contract with the Clippers.

The Raptors acquired Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs in a blockbuster trade last offseason. Leonard averaged a career-best 26.6 points per game in the 2018-19 season, to go along with 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Leonard was even better in the playoffs, posting 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He had a number of memorable moments along the way, including hitting one of the biggest shots in NBA history to punch Toronto's ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals and helping the Raptors overcome a 2-0 deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks to make the franchise's first Finals appearance.

Leonard then led the Raptors past the Golden State Warriors and was named Finals MVP for the second time in his career, making him one of only three players to win the award with two different teams.

Following their title run, Leonard turned down his player option for the 2019-20 season to become an unrestricted free agent.

MORE: Leonard's best moments from 2018-19 season

Leonard will reportedly join Paul George, who was acquired by the Clippers via trade with the Thunder moments after the breaking of the Finals MVP's signing.

Wojnarowski also reported that the Clippers had long been the frontrunners despite the often-reported Lakers' noise.

Players can negotiate agreements with teams on Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET but contracts can't be officially signed until the new league year begins on July 6.

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