Clippers not breaking load management rule with Kawhi Leonard

  • Clippers not breaking load management rule with Kawhi Leonard

Clippers not breaking load management rule with Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard has been taking "load management" nights off and the return of George will help mitigate the Clippers' drop-off in those games. The league had taken the unusual step earlier Wednesday to say Leonard was dealing with a knee tendon injury.

However, hours later during his pregame remarks, Rivers said there was "no concern" about the forward's health, a comment that appeared to undercut the league's stance about the severity of Leonard's injury.

On a June 17 conference call, a committee that consists of approximately a dozen top team executives from both basketball and business operations discussed with the league office ideas for alternatives to the traditional NBA schedule for the 2021-22 season.

Leonard played in just nine games for the Spurs in 2017-18 due to a quadriceps injury and played in just 60 of 82 regular-season games for the Toronto Raptors last season. George, who owns career averages of 19.8 points per game and 6.4 rebounds, has been named an All-Star six times in his career.

Leonard sat out the Clippers' 129-124 residence loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night time. Clay feels strongly that this can't happen for nationally televised games and that the league or TV networks should step in.

"I think Kawhi made a statement that he's never felt better". And that's important. But he played a lot of minutes in the playoffs a year ago. He is expected to play Thursday night against Portland in another game that will be on national TV. "Really it is, in some ways, we want him to just keep feeling better and getting better".