The Los Angeles Clippers are still reeling from a painful loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
LA knew they had their work cut out for them against the top-seeded Nuggets but they didn’t think they’d lose 122-91.
Well, they were playing in theory.
Leonard was only on the court for 18 minutes and 17 seconds, scoring just 6 points, while George played for just 13 minutes and 43 seconds, with 3 points to his name.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are both QUESTIONABLE tonight vs. the Wolves.
Nicolas Batum remains OUT for the Clippers.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 6, 2023
Some thought that head coach Ty Lue was keeping both Leonard and George on the bench a lot because he was reserving their energy for Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
But that’s apparently not a sure thing: it is now being reported that Leonard and George are both questionable for the match against the Timberwolves.
That means that the Clippers may be going into this next game without their two toughest competitors.
What does this mean for their chances?
The Clippers are currently the 6th team in the West with a 21-19 record.
You have to remember that when this season started, some people thought the Clippers had a chance to be at the top of the Westen Conference standings.
However, few people imagined that Leonard would play in so few games and that George would again experience health problems of his own.
This severely weakens the Clippers and it’s raising a lot of questions about their future.
What happens if these two stars never reach their potential this season?
Will the front office decide to blow things up and start over again or try again with the same line-up next year?
There is a growing feeling that time is running out for this roster.