The arena, which would be in Inglewood, California, faces opposition from MSG, which owns the nearby Forum.
"I wouldn't necessarily agree with that because that would infer that we were wanting to trade Paul George," Presti told reporters Thursday.
Now a member of the Los Angeles Clippers but Kawhi Leonard revealed he almost landed elsewhere.
“When (the Clippers) presented the opportunity of playing with Paul (George), it was easy, it was a yes,” Leonard told ESPN.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were officially introduced as Los Angeles Clippers players on Wednesday and Steve Ballmer stole the show.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were officially introduced as members of the Clippers on Wednesday.
L.A. added George by sending Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five future first-round picks and two pick swaps to the Thunder.
In the first 24 hours after the start to free agency on June 30, more than $1 billion in contracts were agreed upon, raising questions.
West said: "I've never seen anything like it where players can recruit other players and so I guess that's the modern day NBA."
In total, the Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired eight first-round picks this offseason and have 15 over the next seven drafts.