SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard plans on returning this season and wants to remain with the Spurs for life, refuting reports of dissension with the star forward and the only franchise he has played for.
Leonard has missed all but nine games this season with right quadriceps tendinopathy, which initially flared up late in the offseason.
Leoanard made the remarks during an impromptu, four-minute press conference Wednesday morning following Spurs practice. He will not travel with the team on the upcoming three-game road trip to Golden State, Oklahoma City and Houston, but said a return is imminent.
“Soon,” Leonard said of his return. “I don’t have a set date right now, but I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing. The progress that I’m making has been great. So, I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing.”
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