Kawhi Leonard In Control Of Whether He Returns To Play This Season

Popovich not expecting Kawhi Leonard to return this season									
					Kawhi Leonard

Popovich not expecting Kawhi Leonard to return this season Kawhi Leonard

The two-time All-Star hasn't played since January 13, and the Spurs said on January 17 that he would be out indefinitely. The star forward met with a specialist in NY to get a second opinion before the All-Star break, and he was apparently told he will not injure himself further if he plays.

Kawhi Leonard continues to be sidelined by a right quad injury and the latest update casts serious doubt over his chances of returning this season.

According to an ESPN report, the injury and subsequent rehabilitation has frayed the relationship between Leonard and the Spurs organization.

San Antonio's head coach said he would be "surprised" if Leonard is back this season. "I'll be surprised if he comes back this year". The rest of the season will be missing a talented, exciting player who offers an amusingly stone-faced foil to the NBA's more exuberant stars. San Antonio (35-24) is only 3 1/2 games ahead of the ninth-place Los Angeles Clippers, however.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was cleared to practice on Wednesday after he missed 11 games due to a hand injury he suffered when he punched a picture frame at a team hotel, but Smart said the injury almost required season-ending surgery. After appearing in just nine games, the Spurs made a decision to shut down the star forward once again.

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Kawhi Leonard is choosing not to play despite being medically cleared.

"That's why I'm just trying to be honest and logical", Popovich added.

The former NBA Finals MVP has played in just nine games. Leonard was reportedly cleared by the Spurs medical staff but the All-NBA forward sought a second opinion after getting the approval of the organisation. The teams in front of them, the Houston Rockets and reigning champion Golden State Warriors, have both won 44 games. "I had never seen it before those guys".

The Jazz have a lot of work to do to even make the playoffs, let alone rise to a seed higher than the seventh seed that would give them a shot at facing the Spurs.

Nevertheless, based on what we know now and if this speculation about Kawhi Leonard not returning holds true, then that's absolutely the opponent that the Jazz should desire heading into this year's playoffs.

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