Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant Reportedly Discussed Teaming Up and Only Two Teams Have the Cap Space

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It was reported on Saturday morning that Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, arguably this summer's two best available NBA free agents, have reportedly discussed teaming up and signing with the same team this offseason.

Currently, there is only one team in the NBA with enough cap space to make that happen: the New York Knicks. Although, when you examine Durant and Kawhi's list of possible teams, there are two in common, the Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.

While the Knicks currently have $70 million available to take on two max spots, it would still require a little bit of work for the Clippers to get to that number. The easiest way for Los Angeles would be shedding Danilo Gallinari's contract, on top of releasing all of their cap holds.

While there is no indication as to how extensive the talks between KD and Kawhi have been, or which of the two teams they would prefer to join if they did team up, there's a lot riding on this decision in the current power balance of the NBA. It's surely exciting thinking about the possibility of arguably two of the top-5 players on the planet teaming up next season and beyond.

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