Tony Parker: Don't expect Kawhi Leonard to save Spurs' season

15 March, 2018, 06:03 | Author: Alyssa Little
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The plan for Leonard to return is barring a setback from a right quad injury, sources told ESPN. There are a group of specialists based in NY that Kawhi is working with, and, apparently, those are the doctors that will determine when Leonard is cleared to return to game action. For now, Popovich and the Spurs camp are waiting until Leonard is cleared to see when the two-time MVP player will be comfortable to return. Kawhi Leonard, the stoic San Antonio Spurs swingman, has played in only nine games this year.

This San Antonio Spurs team will likely not make the playoffs this season.

"I'll see Kawhi tomorrow and we'll see how he's feeling and see how ready he is and see how ready I think he is, and we will go from there", Gregg Popovich.

"I've seen him working out and everything", Popovich said.

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Now, Leonard isn't going to show up and immediately turn things around by himself.

But Leonard disputed those reports last week, asserting that he said he and the Spurs had always been on the same page during his rehab and that he "for sure" hoped to finish his career in San Antonio. "I don't hear. I don't worry about reports", Popovich said at the time.

The Spurs are 37-30 entering Tuesday night's game against Orlando and battling for a postseason berth with several teams in the Western Conference. There are now eight teams vying for six spots with the No. 3 seed and the No. 10 seed only separated by four games. They've lost three games in a row, are just 2-8 in their last 10 games and would miss out on the playoffs if the season ended after Monday's loss.

The Spurs' 104-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday left them with their first losing road record since the 1996-97 season and their streak of 20 straight playoff appearances is also under threat this season.

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