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NBA Rumors: Clippers Exploring Possibility of Signing Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler

Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the start of free agency on June 30.

With NBA free agency just a day away, things are moving fast throughout the league.

The Lakers, who kicked off their summer by trading for All-Star Anthony Davis in exchange for sending a young core of players to the Pelicans, have now emerged as legitimate Kawhi Leonard suitors after landing a meeting with the NBA Finals MVP on Friday. The Clippers, who were initially seen as Los Angeles's most aggressive free agency team, will now have to compete with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in wooing superstars to the City of Angels.

The Celtics, the world champion Raptors, and both the Knicks and Nets also figure to be major players in the free agency.

Here is the latest roundup of news and rumors from around the league. For more coverage of free agency, check out The Crossover's Top 50 free-agent rankings, our wide-sweeping primer and our burning questions for every team.

Sunday, 12:54 a.m. – The Jazz are emerging as a "significant threat" to sign Bojan Bogdanovic away from the Pacers. (Tony Jones, The Athletic)

Saturday, 11:55 p.m. – Free agent Nikola Vucevic plans to commit to a four-year, $100 million deal to return to the Magic. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Saturday, 9:10 p.m. – The Clippers are exploring the possibility of signing both Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler. (Marc Stein, The New York Times)

Saturday, 7:40 p.m. – Jimmy Butler plans to meet with the Sixers soon and has interest from other teams with maximum salary space, including the Lakers and Nets. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – The Rockets plan to have a free agent recruitment session with Kevon Looney on Sunday. (Marc Stein, The New York Times)

Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – Boston will renounce the rights to Terry Rozier and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. This will open up a max slot for Kemba Walker. (Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports)

Saturday, 6:03 p.m. – Once the Nets agree to a deal with Irving, the team will allow D'Angelo Russell to become an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers reached out to Russell's agents to set up a meeting with him. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Saturday, 6:03 p.m. – Derrick Rose and the Pistons will meet on Sunday, and both sides are eyeing a two-year contract. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Saturday, 6:01 p.m. – Jimmy Butler is expected to meet with the Heat in South Beach on Sunday, and he will likely meet with the Rockets in Los Angeles early next week. The Sixers have not ruled out working with Butler on sign-and-trades, which the other organizations would need to acquire him. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

Saturday, 6 p.m. – Kyrie Irving will meet with the Nets on Sunday, and both sides are motivated to quickly reach a four-year, $141 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Saturday, 4:45 p.m. – Kemba Walker plans to be in Boston on Sunday to finalize a formal agreement with the Celtics. Walker plans to commit to a four-year, $141M maximum contract with Boston. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN and Shams Charania, The Athletic)

• Saturday, 3:20 p.m. – Boston has extended a qualifying offer to Daniel Theis, making him a restricted free agent. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Saturday, 3:15 p.m. – Stephen Curry is planning to join Warriors GM Bob Myers when he visits Kevin Durant in New York. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

• Saturday, 2:30 p.m. – Nikola Mirotic has decided to sign with Euroleague club Barcelona. He was on the market for $45 million to $50 million in contract in the NBA. (Shams Charania, The Athletic) -- Update: Mirotic signed a contract worth a reported six years and $79.7 million in U.S. dollars. (Neil Johnson, ESPN)

• Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – The Pelicans are interested in Al Horford but fear they will be outbid for him in free agency. (Marc Stein, New York Times)

• Saturday, 12:55 p.m. – The Nuggets are picking up the option on Paul Millsap's $30 million contract. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN

• Saturday, 11:45 a.m. – Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard have been discussing free agent scenarios that could include the two playing together, either for the Clippers or Knicks. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – The Warriors and Shaun Livingston have agreed to move back the guarantee date on his $7.7 million contract to July 10. Golden State now has more time to guarantee his full deal for 2019-20 or waive him with a $2 million payout. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – The Lakers have emerged as a serious threat to limiting Kawhi Leonard's Raptors' career to just one season. They are reportedly emerging as stronger suitors than the Clippers, who would now have to convince Kevin Durant to choose the Clippers to then convince Leonard to also choose them over the Lakers. (Marc Stein, New York Times)

• Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Pacers guard Darren Collison, a 10-year NBA veteran, retired Friday night. Collison was on target to secure a $10M-$12M annual salary in free agency. (Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated)

• Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – The Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to forward Jordan Bell, making him a restricted free agent. (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

• Friday, 9:30 p.m. – Kevin Durant will engage in discussions with the Clippers, Nets, Knicks and Warriors when free agency begins. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Brooklyn has extended a qualifying offer to All-Star free agent D’Angelo Russell, making him a restricted free agent (Shams Charania, The Athletic)

• Friday, 3:50 p.m. – The Knicks and guard Terry Rozier have a mutual interest in a short-term one or two-year deal. (Marc Berman, New York Post)

• Friday, 3:15 p.m. – The Rockets have a trade partner for Clint Capela, but will not trade the center unless they can acquire Jimmy Butler. (Marc Stein, New York Times)

• Friday, 3:10 p.m. – The Warriors plan to offer Klay Thompson a five-year, $190 million contract when free agency opens on June 30. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)