It looks like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can finally put away his "sooner rather than later" answer in regard to questions about Kawhi Leonard's status.

The Spurs on Monday upgraded Leonard to probable for Tuesday night's game against the Mavericks.

"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.