NBA rumors: Warriors to open Chase Center vs. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Ali Thanawalla
NBC Sports BayArea

The last time Kawhi Leonard was in the Bay Area, he closed out Oracle Arena.

The next time he'll be in the Bay Area, he will open up Chase Center.

The New York Times' Marc Stein reported Friday that the Warriors will play their first game in their new building against Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Both Leonard and the Warriors are in very different situations since the last time they faced each other on June 13.

Leonard left the NBA champion Toronto Raptors for his hometown Clippers and brought MVP finalist Paul George with him, while the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets and traded away Andre Iguodala, among other moves.

All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson won't suit up for the Warriors as he recovers from a torn left ACL.

[RELATED: Klay thinks Warriors can keep contending]

The Oct. 24 matchup against the Clippers is the second Warriors game that reportedly has been revealed on Friday. ESPN's Tim McMahon reported that the Warriors will host the Houston Rockets on Christmas Day.

The full 2019-20 NBA schedule should be released sometime in the next few weeks.

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