With the Los Angeles Clippers eliminated from the playoffs, All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard is now officially on the road to recovery.
According to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, Leonard had successful surgery on his partially torn right ACL.
Leonard suffered the injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Utah Jazz. As a result of the injury, Leonard missed the rest of LA’s postseason run. The Clippers, led by a resurgent Paul George and a focused Reggie Jackson, would eventually lose the Western Conference Finals in six games to the Phoenix Suns.
In addition to questions about his health, The Klaw also has questions surrounding his contract status heading into next year with a $36 million player option with Clippers for the 2021-22 season. If Leonard chooses to decline his player option, he will become an unrestricted free agent.
In his 10th NBA season, Leonard had a great season for the Clippers, putting up 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and a career-high 5.2 assists per game.