San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard could return Saturday vs. Suns

Jose Verdugo
Diciembre 8, 2017

His postseason was cut short however thanks to an ankle injury that kept him out of some of San Antonio's second round series against the Rockets and sidelines him for nearly the entirety of the conference finals against the Warriors. Once officially back, Leonard's return will knock Rudy Gay back to the bench, which means a much smaller role for the veteran forward. 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. 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.

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Leonard, 26, averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals last season and finished third in MVP voting.

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