In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN.
Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said. The only modification is the winner’s compensation, a $50,000 boost from previous years. All-Star Weekend 2019 is in Los Angeles Feb. 16-18.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
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.