HoopsHype Kawhi Leonard rumors

December 20, 2014 Updates

Starting small forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to return next week despite what has been revealed as a torn ligament in his right hand. Leonard’s injury is officially listed as a bruised right hand. But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich described him as having “something kind of torn in there” before Friday’s home game against Portland, with Leonard then providing further clarification. Leonard said the injury “isn’t as bad as it sounds” and that he should return “soon.” San Antonio Express-News

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An MRI performed Thursday on Kawhi Leonard’s sore right hand revealed nothing more than a bruise, and the Spurs’ small forward could be cleared to play Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard suffered the injury in a spill late in Tuesday’s loss at Utah. He was held out of the Spurs’ 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks a night later as a precaution. Leonard’s availability Friday will likely be determined by his pain tolerance, per a source with knowledge of his test results. San Antonio Express-News

Injured late in Tuesday’s loss to at Utah, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will have an MRI exam on his bruised right hand Thursday. He was scratched from Wednesday’s game after an X-ray. Leonard, the Spurs’ No. 2 scorer and rebounder, was injured when Utah’s Derrick Favors fouled him on a shot near the basket. He finished that game. San Antonio Express-News

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard says he is still hampered somewhat by the vision problems that have plagued him since coming down with an eye infection in the preseason. Leonard’s right eye remains blurry and sensitive to light, and says his eyesight has shown little improvement a month and a half after he contracted conjunctivitis on the Spurs’ European trip in early October. “I’m still not 100 percent,” Leonard said after the Spurs’ 121-92 victory in Minnesota on Friday. San Antonio Express-News

November 11, 2014 Updates

"I don't think I'm going anywhere," Leonard said. "I mean they love me here. I like the organization, and if it was up to me, I want to finish out with one team like a lot of great players have done, to stay with one organization their whole career and just be loyal to that. You never know. We'll see what happens next summer, but I'm pretty sure I'll be in a Spurs jersey for my whole life." USA Today Sports

"I was never upset about (the extension)," Leonard said. "I mean they explained to me what their deal is and why they didn't do it yet. That'll play out. I'm just here to play basketball and have fun and try to win another championship. If I think about that, then I'm not going to be the same player that I am and will be just out of it. "I can't be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won't compete if I'm thinking about getting the ball. I'm just going out there to do my role, the same role — defense first and then see how the ball turns out on the offensive end." USA Today Sports

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