Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (quad) out Friday, targeting Saturday debut

Kawhi Leonard Is Reportedly Targeting Saturday For His Return To The Spurs Lineup

Kawhi Leonard Is Reportedly Targeting Saturday For His Return To The Spurs Lineup

In any case, and at whatever level he's first at in his return, having Leonard back on the court is a huge boost to the Spurs and for the National Basketball Association in general, as the league gets back one of its premier players. Once officially back, Leonard's return will knock Rudy Gay back to the bench, which means a much smaller role for the veteran forward.

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Friday's game, but he is reportedly targeting Saturday's game for his return to the National Basketball Association hardwood. The team will re-evaluate Leonard on Friday. "If all goes well, and Leonard feels OK", according to beat writer Jabari Young, "the two-time Defensive Player of the Year will travel with the team to Phoenix after Friday's game against Boston to play in the second game of a back-to-back".

Leonard was a Kia Most Valuable Player finalist last season after averaging 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game while leading the Spurs to a 61-21 regular season record.