Leonard reportedly out if there is Game 7, but if Clippers reach Finals….

LOS ANGLES — Kawhi Leonard stays out and will not play in Video game 6 on Friday night versus Phoenix, another win-or-go-home video game for the Clippers.

He likewise will not play if there is a Video game 7 on Friday, reports Chris Haynes of TNT and Yahoo Sports, speaking on NBA TELEVISION Wednesday. Nevertheless, if the Clippers win 2 more in a row, finish the return and advance to the NBA Finals, the door might open a little.

Sources have actually informed NBC Sports that Leonard’s physicians and individual group are main motorists on choices about when he might possibly return. While the Clippers might definitely utilize him back on the court, they wish to re-sign him this offseason and with Paul George compete for the next couple of years. The Clippers don’t wish to run the risk of that future with an aggravated injury that affects numerous seasons (the Kevin Durant lesson).

The Clippers likewise will lack Ivica Zubac for Video Game 6. The exact same scenario in Video game 5 required Tyronn Lue to go little, which has actually been the Clippers’ finest lineup this season, and they had the ability to include Deandre Ayton and still win the video game.

The Suns will lack Cameron Johnson in Video game 6 due to a non-COVID disease, the group revealed.

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Leonard apparently out if there is Video game 7, however if Clippers reach Finals…. initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.