Kawhi Leonard expected to miss remainder of Spurs postseason
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Leonard is expected to remain out for the rest of the playoffs.
San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason as he continues to rehabilitate his right quadriceps injury, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
According to Charania, Leonard has “made great strides recently in training and is focuse on regaining his full health.’ Furthermore, Leonard’s current absence from the team to recover has been approved by the Spurs and their medical staff.
Earlier today, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that he didn’t know when to or even if to expect Leonard to join the team for the playoffs.
Any chance Kawhi rejoins the team during the series, Pop? Pop: "You'll have to ask Kawhi and his group that question."
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 15, 2018
Leonard has played just nine games this season, averaging 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds 2.3 assists 2.0 steals, and 1.0 block per game on 46.8 percent shooting. His final game was on January 13th, and he’s been out ever since due to “injury management.” If Leonard doesn’t see the court again this season, it remains to be seen whether teams will go after him hard in an attempt to get the Spurs to trade him away.