Much of the NBA was waiting for Kawhi Leonard to make a selection in free agency before moving forward. Now that Leonard has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers — and bring Paul George with him — Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green has also picked a new team.
Green’s deal is reportedly a 2-year, $30 million pact with L.A.
This gives the Lakers an additional shooter to place around James and Davis, who will need additional gravity to make what they do best really hum.
With Green now playing in purple and gold, he’ll have to do battle with his former Raptors teammate from across the hall.
The league now has two legitimate superteams in Los Angeles, which is all that they can ask save for competent management for the New York Knicks. This is the second time in the past week that the little brother — first the Brooklyn Nets and now the Clippers — have beaten out the more established franchise for the services of major free agents.
This is a new step for the NBA, and another chapter in the saga of the Player Empowerment Era.