San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported on Saturday that Leonard and the Spurs were targeting Thursday’s game if he continued to progress in his recovery from a quadriceps injury that has caused him to miss all but nine games this season.
A source told Shelburne that Leonard’s target date has always been “mid March,” suggesting that his return to the court will be more likely next week, as the Spurs have home games Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
Sources: 76ers, Corey Brewer Agree to 10-Day Contract
Free agent forward Corey Brewer has signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 15, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Kings Interested in Jeremy Lin
Sacramento is among the teams that have expressed exploratory trade interest in Hawks guard Jeremy Lin, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 15, 2019
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Sources: Clint Capela Out Four-to-Six Weeks with Ligament Damage in Right Thumb
With two starters already out with injuries, the Houston Rockets are losing center Clint Capela for four to six weeks with ligament damage to his right thumb, league sources told ESPN.
Capela underwent an MRI in Houston on Monday and may get a second opinion with a hand specialist in the near future, league sources said.
The Rockets anticipate that Capela will miss the remaining 15 games before the All-Star break and return for the Feb. 21 road game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the source told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN