Kawhi Leonard is out of the quarantine process, and the LA Clippers All-Star says he got stronger during the NBA's four-month hiatus.
Leonard spent the weekend in quarantine after he arrived for the league's restart in Orlando, Florida, separate from the Clippers following an excused absence to tend to a family matter. He joined the Clippers on Monday for his first team practice since the season was halted in March.
"Has it been four months?" Leonard said when asked about his health after having four months off. "I mean, I feel good. You know, was able to work out, get strong and prepare for this moment now that we're in. It's about to be the first practice today, so I'm excited."
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said there are "no limits" on his star player but that the team will proceed cautiously and be smart about ramping Leonard up for postseason play.
Leonard did not participate in training camp and did not play in the second of back-to-back games this season as he managed a knee issue.