LaMarcus Aldridge will have an MRI on his injured left knee, with the San Antonio Spurs hoping they won’t be forced to try to make the playoffs without another star player.
Aldridge left the Spurs’ 116-106 loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night with a bruised left knee, the latest blow in a season that has included Kawhi Leonard being limited to nine games with a nagging quadriceps injury. Aldridge is the biggest reason San Antonio’s season hasn’t been derailed by Leonard’s absence — and a tough schedule ahead makes the matchup-nightmare center’s status worth watching.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.