The wait for Kawhi Leonard’s return may finally be coming to an end. League sources tell the Express-News Leonard could make his season debut for the Spurs on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns barring any setbacks. According to sources, Leonard participate in a final workout session Thursday. The team will re-evaluate Leonard on Friday. If all goes well, and Leonard feels OK, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year will travel with the team to Phoenix after Friday’s game against Boston to play in the second game of a back-to-back. Leonard has yet to suit up this season, using the time to recover from right quadriceps tendinopathy. For the first time since the team announced the injury on Sept. 30 before a scrimmage game, Leonard spoke to reporters on Monday to discuss his injury. Though he did not reveal a return date, Leonard did suggest his return was imminent. “Soon to come,” Leonard said. “I’ll be able to play on the floor. It’s been a long wait, but I’m feeling pretty healthy right now.” Over the last few weeks, Leonard has participated on five-on-five drills, some of which included Tony Parker, former Spur Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner. Before appearing in his season debut last week, Parker said Leonard’s return could come this month.
Sources: Kawhi Leonard aiming to be back Saturday versus Suns
San Antonio Express-News | Dec 7