LOS ANGELES–Before LeBron James got announced to the roar of a home crowd for the first time as a Laker on Saturday night, the man with more points than anyone ever to play in the NBA walked down the aisle between the first and second rows to his seat.
If there is a single team in the NBA that stands as a testament to the value of the NBA G League, it well might be the Miami Heat. Nearly half the roster has spent time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, with two-way players Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten about to head there.
Blake Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Ish Smith scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including the game-winning basket, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Bulls 118-116 in Chicago's home opener.
The Sacramento Kings allowed a franchise high to the New Orleans Pelicans in a 149-129 loss Friday at Smoothie King Center. The Kings aren’t having a problem scoring, but their pace of play can lead to big nights from opponents.
The Kings have signed Troy Williams, a 6-foot-7 smalll forward, to a two-way contract. Williams, 23, can split time between Sacramento and the team’s G League affiliate, which will begin its inaugural season in Stockton on Nov. 2.
The Stockton Kings unveil the court design to be used during this inaugural G League season. The Stockton Kings kick off the season at home on November 2, 2018. The Sacramento Kings is the parent organization.