He’s not someone who is characterized precisely by keeping things quiet. In the case of Kawhi Leonard, he goes out for the whole season after only having played 9 games in 2017-18 and surrounded by many riddles about his condition, his location and his medical treatment, Gregg Popovich has been somewhat more moderate, less direct maybe.
However, the sharpness of one of the bench myths had to go somewhere. Pops had already been cold around the issue in recent weeks. “Ask his medical team“, he had answered questions about Leonard’s condition.