(Portland, OR) -- The King is coming. The Trail Blazers will tipoff their NBA season on Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Moda Center. The Lakers made the biggest off-season splash by signing LeBron James. Portland wrapped up its preseason with a 118-115 triumph over Sacramento. The Blazers went 3-and-2 in exhibition games. They waived Gary Payton the Second, Cameron Oliver and Chinanu Onuaku to reach the roster limit of 15.