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- D’Antoni: Harden is ‘best offensive player I’ve ever seen’ - March 21, 2018
- Ginobili: We have to think that Leonard is not coming back - March 21, 2018
- Van Gundy, McHale on Bucks’ coaching radar? - March 20, 2018
San Antonio Spurs star small forward Kawhi Leonard could make his return to the lineup on Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report from ESPN.
Leonard has only played in nine games this season because of tendinopathy in his right quadriceps.
The two-time Defensive Player of the Year averaged 16.2 points before the Spurs shut him down on Jan. 15 after a setback in the quadriceps.
ESPN's Lisa Salters is reporting that San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard could return as early as Thursday's game against New Orleans. League sources tell me that barring a setback, Thursday vs. Pels is indeed the targeted return of Leonard to the lineup.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 11, 2018
The Spurs entered Saturday with a record of 37-28, sitting at the fifth spot in the Western Conference.