Kawhi Leonard is listed as probable for Friday’s game at the Phoenix Suns according to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. Leonard has missed the last three weeks while nursing an eye infection.
The former San Diego State University star only played in the Spurs first season game due to the injury.
Pop said Leonard was cleared to play tonight, but gave him some extra time just in case. “I’m guessing he’s probable for Friday (at Phx).”
— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) October 29, 2014
When asked about Leonard’s status for Friday’s game in the Arizona desert following the Spurs 101-100 win against the Mavericks, this is what Pop had to say (via Dan McCarney MySanAntonio):
“Don’t take this to the bank, but I’m guessing [Kawhi Leonard] is probable for Friday. Tiago and Mills will be out, but Kawhi might be back. We have two days to practice and get him out on the floor. We want to make sure he doesn’t infect anyone else.”
Gregg Popovich did say that Kawhi was cleared for opening night against the Dallas Mavericks, meaning Leonard was healthy and he was just held out as a precaution.
This is great news for the San Antonio Spurs is Kawhi Leonard is a huge contributor on this team.
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Kawhi Leonard is coming off his best season in his young NBA career. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in the 2013-2014 season on a solid 52% from the field and 38% from deep.
Leonard improved his play in the playoffs, averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Thanks to his outstanding performance in the NBA Finals, Kawhi Leonard was able to pick up the Finals MVP award, the second youngest to receive the award.
What are your thoughts on the news? How excited are you to potenitally see Kawhi Leonard in a San Antonio Spurs uniform on Halloween night? Let us know in the comments!