Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was not showing any sign of avoiding contact as he returned to the court Monday night at Dallas, driving the lane to draw a foul in the first quarter and continuing to play with an aggressive approach as the latest encouraging moments for the Hornets and their starting small forward in the comeback from the shoulder injury that cost him 75 games last season.
Coach Steve Clifford had already noted the positive of Kidd-Gilchrist showing the same hard-driving style in the first week of Charlotte practices as before twice tearing cartilage in his right shoulder.
Source: Scott Howard-Coopers 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.