Popovich says Kawhi Leonard unlikely to play in three-game homestand

By Quixem Ramirez

Nov. 10, 2012; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

According to coach Gregg Popovich, the San Antonio Spurs will likely be without starting small forward Kawhi Leonard for the forthcoming three-game home stand.

The three-game home stand, spanning six days, will include matchups against the top-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets.

Leonard, who last played on Nov. 15 in a loss to the New York Knicks, was initially scheduled to miss 10-14 days with a quadriceps injury, putting him on pace for tonight’s matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies.

If Leonard is to miss the homestand, he may make his return on Dec. 8 in Charlotte.

Prior to the injury, Leonard was averaging 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game.

Stephen Jackson, meanwhile, is still a couple of weeks away from returning to the lineup after fracturing his finger in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.