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Late Sunday night, the Clippers took care of one priority, agreeing to a three-year, $40 million deal to re-sign Patrick Beverley, one of the leaders on last year’s surprisingly successful team.And on Monday, the Clippers agreed to acquire the hard-playing forward Moe Harkless and a protected 2023 first-round draft pick as part of the four-team trade that will allow the Miami Heat to acquire All-Star guard Jimmy Butler, ESPN reported Monday.The Clippers will take on Harkless’ $11 million expiring contract and, for their troubles, gain Miami’s pick, which will help replenish a draft stockpile that was lightened some when they traded a protected 2020 first-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets to nab 21-year-old center Mfiondu Kabengele with the 27th pick in the NBA Draft.Miami reportedly will sign Butler to a four-year, $142 million contract. The rest of the deal: Miami will send center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Meyers Leonard (and Harkless). And the Heat will trade guard Josh Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers, per ESPN.The Clippers retained the max-contract salary space to sign Kawhi Leonard, which wasn’t lost on Harkless, a 6-foot-9 starting-caliber player who conceivably could fit well with the most desirable free agent on the market. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Throughout the NBA, Kawhi Watch continues.Nowhere with such vigilance as in L.A. and Toronto, where three franchises and their fans wait anxiously to learn of Kawhi Leonard’s next move.An impatient Twitterverse produced a preliminary prediction or two that suggested the Lakers might have the upper hand, but there were no concrete signs from the famously quiet superstar or his camp.And so, as the NBA’s free agency frenzy slowed some Monday, the Clippers, Lakers and defending champion Toronto Raptors remained in a holding pattern – sort of. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 During the past season, the Clippers were said to have the upper hand in the competition for Leonard, who reportedly wanted to be traded from San Antonio to L.A. a year ago, before the Spurs dealt him to the Raptors instead.But this summer, Leonard is weighing whether to return to the Raptors, with whom he just won his second NBA title while claiming his second Finals MVP award, or whether to join the Lakers and fellow superstars LeBron James and the recently acquired Anthony Davis.For the Clippers, landing Leonard would be a monumental achievement: They would pry a premier free agent away from L.A.’s more decorated NBA team for the first time and put themselves the conversation as title contenders.He would join a gritty Clippers crew that exceeded expectations last season by winning 48 games and making the playoffs without an All-Star on the roster. They might seem like a fine fit for Leonard, but his intentions remained a mystery throughout the frenzied opening of free agency Sunday, when teams committed more than $3 billion in deals in the first six hours.Clippers guard Jerome Robinson said he couldn’t keep up with all the moves.“I tried,” he said. “But I stopped. There was just too much going on. Every now and then I’d check Twitter and five new players were somewhere else, so it’s been crazy, it was hectic … it was impossible to keep count of it.”But he happily took note of an important deal: Beverley’s.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “P-Bev!” I’m super excited for Pat,” said Robinson, who had the opportunity to congratulate Beverley in person when he saw him Monday at Wiseburn Gym in El Segundo, the Clippers’ temporary offseason home while their Playa Vista facility is renovated. “We were over there yelling and high-fiving. It’s awesome for him and amazing for his family. That’s a prime example of a guy who does everything for his team and gets rewarded for it.“He had a couple great tweets as far as his situation and where he’s coming from,” Robinson added. “It’s a blessing for him and it shows just his grit and what’s gotten him to the situation that he’s in.”One of Beverley’s Twitter posts was directed to young players and fans, and alluded to Beverley’s willingness to reinvent himself as a defender and then embrace that role: “To whatever young kid who wants to LISTEN. Be a star and whatever role you’re in. And accept it and take it serious. And be great in your role. IT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE. #mr94feet.” Harkless took to Twitter looking to record his first assist for his new team: “Anybody got kawhi number??”