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San Antonio Spurs: Reggie Miller on Kawhi Leonard potentially leaving

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs bows his head during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of his game against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 13 : Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs bows his head during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of his game against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center on January 13, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. 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 Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst, Reggie Miller, discussed Kawhi Leonard’s situation with the San Antonio Spurs on The Dan Patrick Show.

For all but nine games this season, the San Antonio Spurs played without Kawhi Leonard. Six games remain, and it does not seem that he will return for any of them, barring a last-minute situation. The same goes for the playoffs, which the Spurs sit at the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.

Throughout the Leonard saga, opinions have flown in from across the NBA, given the mystery behind this quadriceps injury and why it’s taken this long to rehab it. Players, past and present, weighed on it, but the only answer will come from the 2016-17 MVP candidate himself, whenever he talks to the media again.

Well, add NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst, Reggie Miller to the pool of past players that provided a take on Leonard. He spoke on The Dan Patrick Show, discussing the Spurs star player’s situation. This included reasoning for why he will not wear the Silver and Black next season, despite wanting otherwise.

It’s anyone’s guess if Leonard returns to the Spurs, whether it’s this season, next or never. If the latter, then it makes for potentially the offseason’s biggest story — even ahead of where LeBron James goes next. Leonard, at 26-years old, is a star player still in his prime, even though no one knows how effective he will be after quad recovery. A team would take him, though, and likely have to pay over $200 million for this to not be a one-season rental.

The Leonard situation will evolve as the days, weeks and months continue. At this point, count out the regular season and follow along once the 2018 NBA Draft and free agency arrive in June and July, respectively.

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The Dan Patrick Show is available on DIRECTV CH. 239.

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