Kawhi Leonard, who’s been marred by controversy, particularly with his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs, has finally returned to the team.

As reported by Chris Haynes of ESPN, Leonard and his trainer are now in San Antonio after rehabbing for six weeks in New York:

Leonard has reportedly not been in contact with the team. Several rumors sprouted stating that Leonard was a bit off by the Spurs’ trainers after clearing him to play despite feeling a bit of pain in the right quadriceps.

Perhaps such rumors were a result of Leonard’s choice not to say too much during interviews. He is known to be a man of a very few words. And this trait has caused several people to put some words into his mouth.

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Per Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright of ESPN, Leonard said then:

“I mean, why else would I not be playing?”

“People are just looking for spin,” Leonard continued. “I haven’t been here long. I’ve been here six years. The Spurs have been here way longer than that. People are gonna go with that take first.”

However, word from a source close to Leonard revealed that it isn’t just him who’s causing the problem. According to him, the Spurs are isolating Leonard, a big no-no especially that the 26-year-old is touted as the next franchise player:

“They’re alienating him. They’re making him look bad. You have this seamless transition from the Duncan era to the new era, this homegrown superstar. Like, why would you alienate him?”