San Antonio Spurs superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is reportedly expected to miss the team's 2017-18 regular-season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT&T Center on Wednesday because of a quad injury, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald.

"He won't be available," head coach Gregg Popovich told McDonald on Friday.

"I don't gauge it," Popovich added. "He's still rehabbing, and when he's ready, he'll be ready. I try not to qualify it."

Leonard steadily developed into one of the league's best players after the Spurs acquired him in a 2011 draft-night trade with the Indiana Pacers. He is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and finished third in NBA MVP voting last season after averaging 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.