Kawhi Leonard seems to still be having issues with his right eye that contracted conjunctivitis during the San Antonio Spurs preseason, according to the forward.
Leonard says that the right eye becomes blurry from time to tim which is affecting his gameplay (Quote via San Antonio Express-News).
My right eye, the vision’s not all the way back yet. Hopefully I can heal up soon. I’ve just got to keep competing so I can get used to it and get my rhythm going. It just has to run its course. The doctor (team eye specialist Dr. Ed Rashid) said there were some military guys who had it for weeks and some for months.
The 2014 NBA Finals MVP has been off to a slow start to the season after missing the team’s first game against the Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard has only averaged 9.5 points on a sub par 30.8% shooting from the field.
Leonard was expected to be a big contributor for the San Antonio Spurs this season after averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds during the NBA Finals.
Some believed that the 23-year-old forward’s slow start was because of the failed contract extension talks but it appears the injury he had during the preseason is playing more of a factor.
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Kawhi Leonard does become a restricted free agent this summer following failed extension talks. The emerging star was looking for a max contract extension but was unable to secure such a deal from the San Antonio Spurs.
For Spurs fans, the hope is that once Leonard does move past this issue that he can return to his NBA Finals form and that the want for a max extension does not cause the forward to crack under pressure.
What do you think about Kawhi Leonard’s slow start? Will he be able to adjust to this injury? Does he deserve a max contract? Let us know in the comments!