Nov 16, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT
This is potentially a big blow to the San Antonio Spurs, though it’s one that is expected to only impact them for a relatively short time.
Kawhi Leonard will be out 10-14 days due to quadriceps tendinitis in his left knee, the team announced in an official release. He won’t travel with the team on its upcoming six-game road trip, which begins Nov. 21 in Boston. An MRI was taken on Friday which confirmed the diagnosis.
Leonard is one of the Spurs’ top defensive players, both individually and in the team’s collective scheme. He’s coming along as a more-than-decent option offensively as well, so San Antonio will feel his absence on both ends of the floor.
Leonard played 33 minutes in Thursday night’s loss to the Knicks, and finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, while helping to hold Carmelo Anthony to just nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.
Jun 3, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT
Larry Bird has held that title, but who would you take?
Rumor: Timberwolves may consider drafting D’Angelo Russell with No. 1 pick, ‘might be willing to move Ricky Rubio’ for the right deal
Jun 3, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT
Far-fetched, but as draft night approaches, anything is possible.
Report: Tom Thibodeau resisted use of wearable technology that would have monitored recovery of Bulls players
Jun 3, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT
Thibodeau was fired for not listening to management, and was known for playing his players a heavy amount of minutes.
Jun 3, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT
These franchises are not far removed from some pretty dismal seasons
Jun 3, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT
Thompson’s game has been a better fit than Kevin Love’s.
Jun 3, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT
Clock is ticking — draft is June 25, and Denver is the only team left with a head coaching vacancy. Melvin Hunt might be their guy.
Jun 3, 2015, 11:10 AM EDT
Jun 3, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
New York has the fourth overall pick, so it is a possibility.
Jun 3, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT
So would I.
Jun 3, 2015, 9:10 AM EDT
It’s Kobe vs. Messi in a selfie shootout.
Jun 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
Kerr had offered Blatt a position on his Golden State staff, then the Cavaliers called.
Jun 3, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
Shumpert’s going to be pretty close to the fault line a lot the next couple weeks.
Jun 3, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT
Not a great situation for anyone involved
Jun 2, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT
Williams will help Billy Donovan transition to NBA
Jun 2, 2015, 10:11 PM EDT
Jun 2, 2015, 9:11 PM EDT
Hoiberg spoke at length about the importance of pacing and rest at his introductory press conference.
Jun 2, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT
How will Golden State use Speights and Festus Ezeli?
Jun 2, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT
Miami is using its leverage but playing a dangerous game
Jun 2, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT
I think Love stays in Cleveland. Wade on the other hand…
Jun 2, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT
This was expected but now is official.
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