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