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Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Out for Season Opener

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The Spurs are preparing to begin the regular season without their best player.

All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in Wednesday’s season opener against Minnesota at the AT&T Center, coach Gregg Popovich said Friday.

“He won’t be available,” Popovich said before the Spurs’ preseason finale against Houston.

Leonard, 25, has missed training camp and the entire preseason schedule while rehabilitating tendinopathy in his left quadriceps. Initially, the Spurs had ruled Leonard out for the duration schedule.

Source: Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News

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Report: Patrick Beverley to Miss Rest of Season

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After undergoing right knee surgery to repair a microfracture and a torn meniscus, LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

The microfracture recovery process is expected to take nine months, leaving Beverley with the expectation of a full recovery to return next season.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

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Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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