May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) during the third quarter in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Fresh off of beating the Golden State Warriors in 6 games to advance to the Western Conference Finals, some disconcerting news about the Spurs small forward, Kawhi Leonard.
Via Jeff McDonald at the San Antonio Express-News:
Storyline for next round: Leonard’s knee. It’s bothering him and mild cause for concern.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) May 17, 2013
Leonard’s been dealing with this knee issue all year, that caused him to miss a month earlier this season. Maybe logging heavy minutes in the playoffs has caused a slight flair up. But with the Spurs having 6 of the next 8 days off, Leonard’s tendinitis can only improve. Still something we will be monitoring as the playoffs continue.