It’s been an uphill battle for Kawhi Leonard to return the court. Due to an ACL injury, Leonard missed the entire 2021-22 season and has only played in two games this season. Leonard played just over 20 minutes in the two games he’s played in. Today, the Clippers shared some good news with the media and fans about Leonard, the two time NBA champion.
He hasn’t played in any game since 10/23 but he was able practice a 5-5 workout this morning. That’s a step in the right direction. It’s seems as if he’s getting closer to a return. They don’t want to rush him back on the court, as the Clippers are second in the Pacific Division with a 7-5 record.
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Kawhi Leonard went through 5-on-5 this morning before the team’s practice and is progressing. Ty Lue said that Kawhi is moving closer to a return, but he will not be playing tomorrow against the Nets. Lue said that Kawhi still has some work to do before he returns.
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Kawhi Leonard could be close to a return to court
There’s no set date on when Leonard will make his official return, but he’s making progress towards it.
“Kawhi Leonard went through 5-on-5 this morning before the team’s practice and is progressing. Ty Lue states that Kawhi is closer to a return but will not be playing tomorrow against the Nets. Lue made it sound like Kawhi still has a little bit more to go before returning.” – Ohm Youngmisuk
Kawhi is a force to be reckoned with when he’s healthy. For his career he average’s (19.2) points, (6.4)rebounds, and (2.9) assists per game. It’s hard to forget how Leonard carried the Raptors on his back on their path to winning the 2019 NBA Finals.
Paul George has been the Clippers’ offense leader this season with an average of (25.4 points per game). He’s lead the team in scoring in eight of heir twelve games this season. Kawhi will make the Clippers even more competitive when he returns, and the Clippers will continue to try and survive without him. Their depth in secondary scoring has been a strength for the Clippers this season. The team boasts seven players who average double-digit point per game.