Sister says Kawhi Leonard remains injured, eager to return to court

    San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Sacramento forward Rudy Gay (8) as the Kings' Quincy Acy looks on during the second half Saturday in San Antonio. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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    As the San Antonio Spurs' season continues, Kawhi Leonard's is all but over due to his right quadriceps injury.

    He played just nine games this season and has been absent on the team bench as the Spurs continue to fight for their playoff lives while he continues rehab in New York with his medical staff with cooperation from the Spurs.

    However, according to his sister, he is still not 100-percent.

    In case you didn't know, Leonard's sister runs his official Instagram fan page and recently posted comments regarding her brother's on-going recovery from his right quad injury.

    In a nutshell, she states Kawhi is eager to get back on the court but still can not because he continues to be hampered by his injury.

    I ask you to RESPECT the healing process. To the TRUE fans I appreciate all your love and support. As much as you want Kawhi on the court he feels 10x that way but can not play until he is 100% healthy.


    Interesting to note she mentioned the "business side" of the NBA.

    This could be referring to the "supermax" deal that could be on the table this offseason and Kawhi is simply recovering to preserve his health so nothing hampers the deal to be offered.


    The offseason will be an interesting one for the Spurs and Leonard.

    The team could offer him the "supermax" deal worth $219 million but will the Spurs offer Kawhi the deal if his injury is severe?

    When healthy, he is one of the best players in the league and it would behoove the Spurs to keep him in uniform. But after this up-and-down season, will the two sides come to a middle ground remains to be seen.

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