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.
Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard 'won't be available' for Spurs' season opener
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