LA Clippers sign Leonard, George

2019-07-11 03:17:01 GMT2019-07-11 11:17:01(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (Xinhua) -- NBA All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard and Paul George finalized their moves to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, according to an official announcement by the franchise.

Leonard's contract, which is worth 103.1 million U.S. dollars, covers three years rather than the four stated in previous media reports, and George's deal is for four years at 136.9 million U.S. dollars. Each player's deal contains an opt-out clause, meaning both of them will become free agents in 2023, though further details of their contracts have not been revealed by the Clippers, according to ESPN and The Athletic website.

Previously of the Toronto Raptors, Leonard helped his old side win last season's NBA title, also taking his second NBA Finals MVP award. Reports suggest Leonard only made up his mind to make the move to Los Angeles after the Clippers decided to sign George.

The Clippers' blockbuster trade was made in exchange for Canadian guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Italian forward Danilo Gallinari and five future first-round NBA Draft picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder.