Rudy Gay has arrived at Sleep Train Arena and will be in the starting lineup when the Kings open the season against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Gay's wife gave birth to the couple's second child Monday. Kings coach George Karl said before the game if Gay made it to the arena he would play.
Had Gay not made it to the arena Karl was going to drastically alter the starting lineup. He would have start Darren Collison and tried to adjust from there.
With Gay playing, Collison will come off the bench and Ben McLemore will start at shooting guard.
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DeMarcus Cousins, Kosta Koufos and Rajon Rondo are the other starters for the Kings.