Multiple reports have come through saying that Leonard wants out, and Yahoo's Shams Charania reported in more detail that the superstar "has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs and is ready for move." While this is certainly shocking news, it seemed like the tension behind the scenes between Leonard and the Spurs was building towards this moment despite the fact that Leonard would have been capable for a massive contract extension that only San Antonio could pay him. Nevertheless, it appears at some point that the former Finals MVP will be on his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that should result in a massive haul for the Spurs.
Leonard (quad) is not expected to return at any point during the playoffs, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Leonard continues to rehab his right quad injury back in New York where his personal medical team is located. With the Spurs likely to be eliminated from the playoffs in the next week or two by the defending NBA champions, that won't give Leonard enough time to make a full recovery, so he'll err on the side of caution and sit out the rest of the postseason. If that holds true, Leonard will finish his seventh campaign playing in just nine games. Leonard is eligible for the super-max extension this offseason, though it's unclear if the Spurs will commit to it following reports that there could be some tension between the two sides.
Leonard (quad) has yet to be cleared by his medical team and remains without a timetable for return, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.
Leonard missed Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday as expected and at this point, a return during the playoffs still seems unlikely. According to the report, Leonard is being examined routinely and continues to rehab back in New York, but his medical staff isn't willing to put any sort of timetable on it. It's safe to assume Leonard is out for Game 2 on Monday, which is a tough blow to a Spurs team that got absolutely dominated by the Warriors in Game 1.
The announcement is hardly a surprise given that Leonard played in only nine games this season and hasn't seen game action since January 13. The 26-year-old returned to New York in late March to rehab under the guidance of outside medical personnel amid continued tensions with teammates and the Spurs organization regarding his potential return. Game 2 against the Warriors is Monday, and Leonard's availability for the rest of the series remains uncertain at best.
Leonard (quad) has returned to New York for the second time this season for rehabilitation under the supervision of a medical team outside of the Spurs organization, Adrian Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright of ESPN report. He remains without a timetable for a return.
Since Monday, Leonard has been in New York rehabbing under the guidance of outside medical personnel, which he also did previously in February just prior to the All-Star break. The departure comes after reportedly increased tensions between Leonard, the Spurs organization, and teammates as a result of his disconnect with the team and several near-returns. With only six regular-season contests remaining and no timetable Leonard's return, it seems doubtful that he'll be able to suit up prior to the start of the postseason.
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