Free Agent Deals Become Official

UNDATED (AP) -- Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, acquiring George for guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, forward Danilo Gallinari and five first-round draft picks.
The Clippers surrendered their first-rounders in 2022, 2024 and 2026, plus sent ones for 2021 and 2023 that were obtained through Miami, to Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City also has the right to swap first-round picks with the Clippers in 2023 and 2025.
George is a Los Angeles native. Leonard is also a Southern California native and a person with knowledge of the situation says he signed a three-year max contract that could be worth nearly $110 million -- although the last year is at his option, meaning he and George could both be free agents in 2021. They both will have options that summer.
The Athletic first reported the three-year term and option provision in Leonard's deal.
In other NBA news:
-- The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match an offer sheet to guard Tyus Jones, clearing the way for him to join the Memphis Grizzlies. The 6-foot-2 Jones had spent his entire four-year NBA career with the Timberwolves. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected him out of Duke with the 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft but immediately traded him to Minnesota. The 23-year-old Jones averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists and 22.9 minutes for the Timberwolves this past season. ESPN had reported that Jones and the Grizzlies had agreed to a three-year offer sheet worth $28 million.



 
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