Update (December 12): Kawhi is officially available tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. “Kawhi is back tonight,” Pop told reporters at the Spurs shootaround.
More from ESPN:
“Any team would like to have one of their best players back. That’s fairly logical,” Popovich said. “The team’s been playing well. We hope that it’ll continue as Tony and Kawhi get more minutes. There will be adjustments all the way around. Minutes will be different for different players. Just typical, it’s not that complicated.”
Original Story: The Spurs have listed Kawhi Leonard as “probable” for Tuesday night’s road game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Danny Green (tightness, left groin) and Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) are probable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Mavericks game. Kyle Anderson (left MCL sprain) is out. pic.twitter.com/ZprpaEbSAX
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 11, 2017
The All-Star forward has sat out all of San Antonio’s 27 regular season games due to a left quadriceps tendinopathy.
Leonard last hooped in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, a 113-111 loss to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors, during which he went down with an ankle injury.
Per the Express-News:
“He’s looking good and practicing with us,” point guard Tony Parker said after practice Monday morning in San Antonio.”
Indeed, reporters ushered into the portion of the practice open to the media were greeted by the sight of a sweat-drenched Leonard shooting free throws. At previous practices, there were no signs of much exertion from the two-time All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year.
“We’re excited to have him back and see how he feels,” center Pau Gasol said.