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Clippers’ Doc Rivers downplays Kawhi Leonard’s knee contusion, says he’s ‘day-to-day’

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Los Angeles Clippers fans who saw their team take down the Atlanta Hawks by 49 points on Saturday could be worried for Kawhi Leonard. Doc Rivers says not to worry.

This has been the second straight night Kawhi Leonard has been out due to his knee contusion. Yet, head coach Doc Rivers was quick to calm the nerves of Clippers fans everywhere, saying that Kawhi Leonard is fine. He revealed that it’s only a matter of time before Kawhi and Paul George play on the same team in an official NBA game.

The Clippers have gone under fire for the way they’ve managed Kawhi recently Fans and pundits alike are saying that Kawhi’s load management is an unnecessary evil that they have to go through, already missing an opportunity to see Kawhi and Giannis Antetokounmpo match up.

However, The Claw himself doesn’t care about the external noise surrounding him and his team.

“It doesn’t matter to me. I’m not a guy that reads the media, anyway,” Leonard said, per USA Today. “We’re going to manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy. That’s the most important thing moving forward.”

Through nine games this season, Leonard has averaged 27 points, nine rebounds, and six assists on 44% shooting. And he’s done all this without having Paul Goerge play by his side.

Now that George is fully healthy and is making a splash on offense, one can only imagine how potent the Clippers offense can become if they have their two stars in their best physical condition, playing dominant basketball.