Kawhi Leonard has only played in nine games this NBA season, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has some bad news for fans that are hoping Leonard returns to the lineup soon.
Popovich blatantly said on Wednesday that he would be surprised if Leonard returned this season.
Popovich did not clarify if he just meant the regular season or the entire season, but with about two months remaining until the Playoffs, the prognosis still isn’t ideal. Leonard has not played since Jan. 13 due to a quadriceps injury.
Leonard is a two-time All Star, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and one-time Finals MVP. Leonard had his most success last season where he averaged over 25 points per game for the first time in his career.
The Spurs are currently 35-24 this season, which is third-best in the Western Conference.