Make no mistake: the Clippers are shooting for the stars this summer. Namely, they are shooting for stars named Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
Despite their regular season and playoff success, Steve Balmer and his franchise appear focused on securing one of their two big-name targets this summer. But their ultimate plan involves luring in both. In a story by Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Clips will attempt to make their Durant/Kawhi dream a reality this summer.
So that’s the home-run possibility — Durant and Leonard coming to Clipperland together, with perhaps a Gallinari-Miami pick package sent elsewhere, leaving Williams, Gilgeous-Alexander, Harrell and Shamet as the beginning of a decent supporting cast around the pair.
The Clippers made a strong case for prospective free agents this postseason when they pushed the defending Champs to six games in the first round. They proved right there that they have a Championship level heart and mentality to their team.
They also proved that they did not have the roster of a Championship level team. Durant or Kawhi could change that, and if they both signed together, well, it would dramatically tup the scales of the Western Conference for years to come. It would be a literal dream come true for the Los Angeles Clippers — a dream that does not seem too far off at the moment.