Monday, 18 June, 2018

Could Kawhi Leonard's injury affect Spurs chances at LeBron James?

Nuggets game day: Denver faces NBA's “standard bearer” for final time Could Kawhi Leonard's injury affect Spurs chances at LeBron James?
Lucia Summers | 22 February, 2018, 03:37

Despite being without Leonard for most of the season, the Spurs now sit third in the Western Conference with a 35-24 record.

Leonard has played in only nine game this season for San Antonio as he has struggled to get fully healthy from quadriceps tendinopathy.

Kawhi Leonard has been bogged down with a quad injury all season long, and it doesn't look like he'll be returning to action anytime soon.

Leonard was ruled out indefinitely on January 17th. And it's going to be a pretty tough decision: How late to bring somebody back? I'm just trying to be honest and logical.

Despite Leonard's absence, the Spurs are 35-24 and now hold the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with 23 games left in the regular season.

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Banda , 24, made his major league debut for the Diamondbacks last season, appearing in eight games with four starts. He's owed $3.55 million for the upcoming season, and he's not eligible for free agency until after the 2020 season.

Losing Leonard hurts. However, it's important San Antonio gets him back to his healthiest. The Spurs have 23 games left in the season and have their last regular-season game on April 11.

Some big news dropped late on Wednesday as National Basketball Association teams prepare to return to the floor for games once again on Thursday.

Away from the Spurs to pursue second opinions in New York, Leonard recently utilized the gymnasium inside the National Basketball Players Association headquarters in Manhattan for workouts, league sources told ESPN.

Even without Leonard, the Spurs are in play for the 3 seed in the West with a 35-24 overall record.

"You know, with Kawhi, I'll be surprised if he returns this season", Popovich said on Wednesday. But if Leonard is indeed out for the season, it's hard to imagine San Antonio reaching the NBA Finals, especially with the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets firing on all cylinders.

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