After some 15 years of inaction, setbacks and, finally, construction, after nearly relocating to Seattle, after trading in the college-fieldhouse environment of Sleep Train Arena for the 21st Century, the Kings played their first game in shiny Golden 1 Center on Monday, a 135-96 exhibition win over Maccabi Haifa.
The real moment for the organization and its eternally patient fans will come with the first regular-season home game, Oct. 27 against the Spurs, with commissioner Adam Silver, former commissioner David Stern and many other dignitaries in attendance. Ben McLemore led the Kings with 18 points in 24 minutes.
Source: Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.