The Los Angeles Clippers have gotten used to not having some of their biggest superstars.
George has missed the last four games with a hamstring tendon strain while Kennard has been out for six games with a right calf strain.
But those absences aren’t as bad as those of Kawhi Leonard, who has been shockingly inconsistent with his appearances this year.
Leonard has only played in 5 games so far this season, averaging 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists during 22.4 minutes per game.
Status alert: Kawhi Leonard (ankle) out at least 2 more games.
— Underdog NBA (@Underdog__NBA) November 29, 2022
But he won’t be showing up back on the court for at least two more games.
Leonard will sit out for the Clippers’ two road games this week against the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz.
He has been officially ruled out due to a right ankle sprain and will miss at least five games due to this injury.
It’s just the latest in a long list of absences that Leonard has been experiencing.
Some are now wondering if he will ever truly get healthy again.
Los Angeles Losing Leonard
Leonard missed all of last season due to injury and Clippers fans were ecstatic to get the All-Star champion back.
If only they knew how little they’d see him.
While everyone expected it to take time for him to get back into his original form again, few thought he’d be sitting out so often.
The team has been getting by without Leonard and are currently fifth in the West with a 12-9 record.
But just imagine where they’d be if Leonard was fully healthy and playing in every game, or at least in more than just five of them.
Leonard’s injuries aren’t going away but fans are still holding out hope.