Kawhi Leonard reportedly returned to San Antonio, but there’s no meeting set between him and the San Antonio Spurs.
According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Kawhi Leonard returned to San Antonio, which ended about six weeks of injury rehab in New York, due to the right quadriceps ailment that kept the San Antonio Spurs star out for all but nine games this season. However, Leonard does not have a scheduled meeting with the organization’s management.
Leonard made two trips to New York with his camp, to rehab the mysterious quad injury that sidelined him. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright broke that down Tuesday, along with a rare quote from the two-time All-Star, which shed some light on the situation. That did not stop their disclosure that San Antonio and Leonard’s camp have a difference of opinion on this ongoing situation.
Given everything that came to the forefront Tuesday, it’s possible a resolution does not happen soon. A contract extension — a long-term commitment from the San Diego State product — would put this speculation to rest, along with anymore pro-Spurs or pro-Leonard comments from either side. Although, since a team staffer pulled the team’s superstar away from an interview, his last public comments since the end of March, there might be an endless wait to hear from him again.
The longer this continues, the more likely it becomes the offseason’s biggest story. It’s a rare situation for a usually quiet organization, one who sat in the background of the NBA’s noise, made 21 consecutive playoff appearances and won five championships. Those quiet days seem over for now, though, until a future action puts this saga to bed.