Leonard appeared in nine games for the Spurs in the 2017-2018 season as he struggled to rehab an injury to his right quadriceps, but according to ESPN, that's the least of companies' concerns.
Despite his many accolades, which include two Defensive Player of the Year awards and the 2014 NBA Finals MVP award, Leonard carried himself in a similarly "stoic" manner as the Spurs' former franchise player, Tim Duncan, and mostly focused on his game, with little regard for his celebrity status.
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. "(It says) slight strain, take a couple weeks off. They've always been great to me.
Meanwhile, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes that Leonard will not attend Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas next week. Coach Gregg Popovich then offered vague descriptions of his star player's condition as Leonard missed the season opener and many more games after that, not returning to the court until December 12, 28 games into the season.
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Leonard signed a five-year contract worth more than $90 million with the Spurs in 2015.
So far, fans know when the San Antonio Spurs will play preseason hoops, but the 2018-19 regular season schedule remains in the balance.