Kawhi Leonard reportedly told Chris Paul to join the Clippers

Feb 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) posts up on LA Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Paul is one of the hottest names during this offseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder willing to trade him, after a successful season.

The LA Clippers are among the suitors for the veteran star, as they are desperately looking to add a piece to the point guard position.

According to Ryen Russillo, the interest for a reunion is real, however the trade does not sound realistic considering Chris Paul’s $85 million contract for the next two seasons.

The NBA analyst also talked about the way Kawhi Leonard tried to recruit CP3 to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Via the Ryen Russillo podcast as transcribed by Clutchpoints.com:

“Here’s something that did surprise me because it just feels like Kawhi is this distant, mythological creature that doesn’t talk with anybody. Apparently, Kawhi reached out to Chris Paul immediately and was like, ‘hey, you should come here.’ So that part is real, the pursuit is real, the interest and the math on it from Paul’s standpoint doesn’t seem to be all that realistic.”

Chris Paul has one-year, $41 million remaining in his deal, with an option for one more season worth $44,211,146, per Sportrac.com.

Paul averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game for the Thunder during last season.