◼️ According to different versions, the forward will not risk going back in the playoffs and would consider leaving the Spurs for next season.
Kawhi Leonard missed the first game of San Antonio Spurs’ postseason series against the Warriors on Saturday and was still not authorized by his medical team, ESPN reports. In turn, it is expected that the maximum figure of the Texan cast will miss the whole playoff instance.
Leonard was officially excluded from Game 1 for “returning from injury management” prior to Golden State defeating San Antonio by 113-92. The forward is currently in New York to continue rehabilitation on his right quadricep.
NBA sources told Yahoo Sports that Leonard has made a lot of progress in rehabilitation and is focused on regaining his health completely. Although the controversy was fired before the consultation to Gregg Popovich on the possible return of his player in the series against the Warriors. “They will have to ask Kawhi and his group that question”, the experienced coach answered to arouse the controversy.
Leonard’s absence led to different versions suggesting a tension between Leonard’s management with the Spurs and his teammates, and led to speculation that the All-Star wants to leave San Antonio.