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San Antonio Spurs roundup: Happy Kawhi Leonard Return Day

By Rob Wolkenbrod
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs stands on the court during Game One of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 14, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The latest San Antonio Spurs roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 12, or the day of Kawhi Leonard’s likely return to the lineup.

After 27 games over two months, the San Antonio Spurs likely will get Kawhi Leonard back. He’s listed as “probable,” for the first time since his right quad injury was announced in late September. Against the Dallas Mavericks, it should make for a momentous occasion for this year’s Spurs team, who performed admirably without him at 19-8.

How much better will the Spurs be with Leonard? We’ll see, but the road potentially begins on Tuesday.

Other than this, what other news for the Silver and Black will be relevant for the day? Let’s take a look:

  • Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown revealed how close his team was to signing Manu Ginobili in 2016. Ginobili declined the offer, which was lucrative, only to sign with the Spurs for $14 million. There wasn’t any drama in the 2017 offseason, however, when his contract was up again. Could anyone imagine him in another uniform?
  • Following the Phoenix Suns game, we looked at just how good the Spurs’ supporting cast is. They stepped up when Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Pau Gasol were all out, along with Leonard and Kyle Anderson missing due to their respective injuries.
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady compared his team’s culture to the Spurs’. With their systems and success through the 2000’s, it’s hard to deny how similar these organizations are.
  • Pounding the Rock looked at the play that revealed Dejounte Murray’s future.
  • Yahoo! Sports dove into how the Spurs survived without Leonard.
  • Aside from Leonard, Danny Green is also probable to return to the Spurs vs. the Mavericks. He missed Saturday’s game after hurting his groin on Friday.

Danny Green (tightness, left groin) and Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) are probable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Mavericks game. Kyle Anderson (left MCL sprain) is out. pic.twitter.com/ZprpaEbSAX

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 11, 2017

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The Spurs will face the Mavs at 8:30 p.m. ET on FSSW.

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