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Sources tell Yahoo Sports that Clippers star G/F Kawhi Leonard did indeed make it to Orlando Friday night.
Leonard did not travel with the team to Disney World on Wednesday, but was able to find his way to the bubble on Friday evening to join his teammates. In his first season with the Clippers, Leonard is averaging career highs in points (26.9), rebounds (7.3), and assists (5.0). There’s a high probability that the superstar will continue his regiment of sitting out games on occasion, especially given the compressed schedule ahead of the playoffs. Keep an eye on the injury reports ahead of Clippers games when the season picks back up.
Per head coach Doc Rivers, Kawhi Leonard, who did not travel with the team to Orlando on Wednesday, is expected to arrive in Walt Disney World on Friday at some point.
Leonard didn’t travel with the team Wednesday for an excused reason. The Clippers find themselves sitting in the two-seed currently, 1.5 games up on the Denver Nuggets. Leonard, along with fellow all-star SF Paul George, will almost certainly sit a few of the eight regular season games on the docket prior to the playoffs, so keep an eye out on the Clippers injury report prior to tip-off. Other players could reap the benefits of Leonard and George sitting and could make for valuable targets in DFS.
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard did not travel with the team to Walt Disney World on Wednesday due an excused family matter.
Before Clippers fans begin to panic, Leonard is fully expected to join the team in a few days after attending to the family matter. The two-time NBA finals MVP and the Clippers sit 5.5 games back of the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers and are 1.5 games ahead of the Denver Nuggets who occupy the 3-seed. Leonard is certainly a candidate to pick up a few DNP-CDs during the 8-game regular season, so make sure to check the injury reports prior to setting those DFS lineups.
Kawhi Leonard put up 23 points (9-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with five assists, four rebounds, and two steals across 25 minutes as the Clippers smashed the Warriors 131-107 on Tuesday.
Kawhi was on cruise control in this one as it only took him 25 minutes to score 23 points while shooting 64-percent from the floor. The Clippers have a couple of days off before hosting the Nets and Pelicans in a back-to-back. Leonard will likely play Friday but sit on Saturday so be mindful of that.
Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points (9-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with two rebounds and one block over 37 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Lakers 112-103 on Sunday.
Leonard made up for the lack of rebounds, assists, and steals by shooting 50-percent from the floor and dropping 27 points. Leonard, Paul George, and Montrezl Harrell were the only players to score in the double-digits as they shot just 39.5-percent as a team. The Clips have a day off on Monday before visiting the Warriors, which should be a smash spot for Leonard and company.