Kawhi Leonard has joined the Clippers in the NBA Orlando after attending his family matter, for which the organization gave him permission.
Kawhi didn’t travel with the team on Wednesday
Los Angeles Clippers traveled to Orlando on Wednesday but the two time NBA finals MVP did not join the team due to some family concerns but was expected to join in the next few days. The concerns were not highlighted by Kawhi. The NBA and the concerned authority gave permission to Leonard to join the bubble after the decided date.
Kawhi has joined the Clippers
According to Chris Haynes (Senior NBA insider for Yahoo sports), Clippers small forward has reached the Walt Disney World Facility last night and is being quarantined for the next 48 hours as specified in the health protocols to be followed by the players given by the NBA. After only that he can join with his teammates for the practice sessions.
Chris Haynes Twitter post said, “Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard indeed arrived in Orlando last night for the restart, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.”
Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard indeed arrived in Orlando last night for the restart, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 11, 2020
Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers is placed Second in the Western Conference behind the Lakers. The two teams are likely to face each other in the Western Conference final.
Clippers will face competition from Nuggets and Jazz as they are only one and three games behind the Clippers respectively.
Two time NBA champion was averaging 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists before the 2019-20 season have stopped due to the corona outbreak in the nation.
The Clippers have already qualified for the playoffs and would look to win their maiden Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. The duo of Kawhi and Paul George will aim for the performance that can bring the title to Staples Centre, home to the Clippers alongside Lakers.