By Mike Monroe
Second-year forward Kawhi Leonard, out since Nov. 16 with left quadriceps tendinitis, is on the four-game road trip that began in Charlotte. But don’t expect to see him on the court before the team returns from the coast-to-coast excursion that continues tonight in Houston and concludes Friday night in Portland.
Coach Gregg Popovich says there is no chance Leonard will play in any of the three games that remain on the trip.
“I don’t know why he’s here,” Popovich said before Saturday’s game in Charlotte, a 132-102 victory in which the Spurs made a franchise record 19 3-point shots. “It’s camaraderie crap. Ask the trainers why he’s on the trip. Maybe save your per diem and have a meal on the plane? I don’t know.” Read more ...