Kawhi Leonard will sit out his second game this season due to load management and miss a marquee matchup against reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on Wednesday night when the LA Clippers face the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wednesday’s game is the first of a back-to-back set for the Clippers at Staples Center. Leonard is expected to play against Portland on Thursday night.
The Clippers’ official designation for Leonard’s not playing is “injury/illness, load management (knee),” according to the NBA’s injury report.
This is the second time he will sit out a nationally televised game with that designation. The Clippers are in compliance with the NBA and have been in contact with the league in both cases, according to a league spokesperson.
Doris Burke is not happy.
She’s sounded off on Kawhi, and believes the NBA has a real problem.
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