The Clippers received the ultimate two video games of their playoff collection towards the Jazz regardless of being with out Kawhi Leonard (knee). They superior to the Western Conference finals and can tackle the Suns starting June 20.
NBA followers have a urgent query forward of that collection: When will Leonard be capable of play once more?
Leonard was dominated out indefinitely after struggling the harm, however Los Angeles has not declared him out for the remainder of the postseason — or put a timetable on his return, for that matter.
Here are the newest updates on Leonard forward of Game 1 of the Clippers-Suns collection.
Will Kawhi Leonard play vs. Suns?
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported June 19 that Leonard isn’t touring with the Clippers to Phoenix for the beginning of the collection. That renders him unavailable for Game 1 and brings his Game 2 standing into query as properly.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 19, 2021
However, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue would not but rule Leonard out of Game 2, however indicated that the workforce should “prepare like he’s not playing” shifting ahead.
“I’m not sure,” Lue mentioned of Leonard’s future availability, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “I know [he is out for] Game 1 for sure. Right now he’s back home getting treatment. We’re not sure about Game 2 yet.”
Leonard was injured in Game 4 of the Clippers-Jazz collection on a drive to the basket. The harm wasn’t thought-about severe at first, however the Clippers now worry he might have suffered an ACL harm, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The workforce hasn’t dominated out Leonard returning. It has listed his harm on its official harm studies without any consideration knee sprain.
Leonard is averaging 30.4 factors, 7.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and a couple of.1 steals by means of 11 postseason video games. The Clippers are 2-0 with out him because of stellar performances by Paul George and Terance Mann.