Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers is optimistic about his injury, but his medical team is not.
Updates on Kawhi Leonard’ injury status
Injury status: Active
- Match info: Will Kawhi Leonard, Brandon Ingram and Paul George ready tonight? Injury Report Pelicans – Clippers
UPDATE (Mar. 25):
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Clippers won 127-15 over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kahwi Leonard scored 32 points, grabbed six boards, and dished out six assists on the night. He made 13 of 15 attempts.
Without Paul George (knee), Leonard was asked to take on a larger offensive role than usual, and the veteran forward delivered with one of his best performances ever.
UPDATE (Mar. 23):
Kawhi Leonard had 21 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 38 minutes of action, leading the team.
Leonard hasn’t had any limitations on his playing time in weeks; in fact, he’s played at least 35 minutes in each of his last six appearances (with the exception of resting for one leg of back-to-back sets).
Because Paul George (knee) was carted off the court in the final moments of Tuesday’s game and appears destined to miss time, Kawhi Leonard will likely continue to see a significant increase in his playing time and offensive responsibilities.
UPDATE (Mar. 21):
Kawhi Leonard is ready for Tuesday’s game against the Thunder.
UPDATE (Mar. 19):
In Sunday’s game against the Blazers, Kawhi Leonard’s status is up in the air.
UPDATE (Mar. 18):
Kawhi Leonard will sit out Saturday’s game against the Magic as he continues to recover from a right knee injury.
The match on Saturday is the first of two consecutive days of play. Leonard is expected to play Sunday against the Trail Blazers.
UPDATE (Mar. 15):
Kawhi Leonard is ready for Wednesday’s game against the Warriors.
UPDATE (Mar. 11):
Despite missing 28 games this year because of lingering knee soreness, Kawhi Leonard has been on fire as of late.
In 40 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday, he scored 24 points (8-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-9 FT), grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out four assists, and swiped three steals.
Leonard had a productive offensive night and scored nearly a third of his points from the free throw line.
He’s also been putting in solid work on the glass recently, pulling down 10 or more boards in each of the last two games. On six separate occasions, Leonard has topped the 20-point mark.
UPDATE (Mar. 05):
On Sunday, the Grizzlies will face the Spurs, and Leonard (rest) will be available to play.
Since it was the second night of a back-to-back, Leonard sat out Friday’s loss to the Kings, as was to be expected.
The veteran’s stat line for the past month is as follows: 26.4 points on 50.54.90 percent shooting, 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 block in 37.2 minutes per game.
UPDATE (Mar. 03):
Law Murray of The Athletic says that Leonard will not play against the Kings on Friday because he needs to take care of an injury to his right knee.
Leonard will not play on Friday because the Clippers are still playing it safe as they try to get ready for what they hope will be a deep playoff run.
On Sunday, the Clippers will play the Grizzlies again. This gives Leonard plenty of time to get ready for what should be a very important game for both teams.