Leonard (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday against the Warriors, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. Coach Gregg Popovich indicated earlier in the week that Leonard was unlikely to play Monday, so this latest update comes as no surprise. With the Warriors boasting a commanding 3-0 lead and on the brink of eliminating the Spurs, this could mean the end of Leonard's season after averaging 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals across 33.1 minutes during the 2016-17 campaign. Look for Jonathon Simmons to start a third straight game in Leonard's place Monday, with guys like Kyle Anderson and Manu Ginobili potentially picking up some extra run as well.
Coach Gregg Popovich said Leonard (ankle) is unlikely to play in Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday, Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com reports. After aggravating a prior ankle injury in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Leonard has gone on to miss the last two games and coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think he'll have his star back in time for Game 4 on Monday. Consider Leonard doubtful heading into the contest, with Jonathon Simmons the likely candidate to remain in the starting lineup in his place. Look for another update on Leonard's availability following Monday's morning shootaround.
Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Although Leonard was listed as questionable for the contest, he was unable to go through any on-court work during the team's previous practices. Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio- Express-News relayed that coach Gregg Popovich indicated Leonard "is not thrilled by the decision." Thus, it appears the team stepped in here in order to avoid any further damage to the ankle. The star small forward aggravated the injury in Game 1, and has been sidelined since. His next opportunity to return to the court will be Game 4 on Monday. In the meantime, Jonathan Simmons figures to draw another start in Leonard's place.
Leonard (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Michael C. Wright of ESPN reports. Leonard's questionable tag is certainly more encouraging than being ruled out a day in advance, but the fact that he didn't go through any on-court work during Thursday's practice leaves the All-NBA talent's status completely unknown. Look for another update to come on Leonard's health following Saturday morning shootaround, but it's likely that his status will not be confirmed until closer to tip-off for Game 3.
Leonard (ankle) was at the Spurs' practice facility Thursday, but didn't appear to go through any on-court work, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. The Spurs are expected to take an extremely cautious approach with Leonard, so he'll likely spend the next two days going through extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Coach Gregg Popovich indicated earlier in the week that he expects Leonard to ultimately be listed as questionable going into Game 3 on Saturday, but an official designation may not come until game day. Jonathon Simmons was one of the bright spots in Game 2, posting 22 points, three rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes, so he'd be in line for another start if Leonard can't give it a go Saturday.
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