Kawhi Leonard is expected to play for the San Antonio Spurs in their first road game of the season in Phoenix against the Spurs according to mySanAntonio and head coach Gregg Popovich.
— mySA (@mySA) October 30, 2014
Gregg Popovich announced today that Leonard is in for Friday.
Kawhi Leonard’s return to the court will mark his first game in about three weeks. Leonard has been out because of an eye infection that he has been nursing.
The 6-foot-7 forward was cleared for the home opener for the San Antonio versus the Dallas Mavericks, however, the Spurs decided to keep Leonard out as an added precaution.
Kawhi Leonard’s return is great news for the San Antonio. Leonard is an important contributor and will bolster the Spurs lineup immensely.
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The former San Diego State University star is coming off his best season in his young NBA career. The emerging 23-year-old superstar 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.
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