Even if the Clippers head coach Ty Lue has reassured the media that franchise player Kawhi Leonard has not suffered a setback, the team is continuing to treat him with the utmost caution while he is out on the court. Tyronn Lue, the head coach of the team, considered taking part in the game, but ultimately opted against it because “it just wasn’t wise.” The Paycom Center was the location of today’s contest. He is free to harbor ill will toward us if he so chooses, but doing so would be unwise at this juncture.
After sitting on the bench to observe Tuesday’s game in Oklahoma City, Leonard will travel back to Los Angeles on Wednesday to undergo knee surgery. He was able to do so because of an injury. “We have got to make sure that we’re doing the appropriate thing by sending him back to L.A. in order for him to get better,” the doctor said.
Leonard has appeared in two games so far this season, both of which he has done so as a substitute for, and in both of those games he has played for a total of 21 minutes. After undergoing surgery in July 2021 to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), he is playing basketball for the first time since the injury. In a game that lasted 42 minutes, Leonard had a field goal shooting percentage of 8 for 18 and finished with 25 points, in addition to 13 rebounds.