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Kawhi Leonard 2017-2018 Season Outlook

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Man... dropped him literally an hour before the new news broke. I guess I can kiss him goodbye.

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10 minutes ago, crocp said:

Did people in this thread...Specifically Tamz07 even read the report? You guys are acting like he's coming back tomorrow...

 

I currently sitting in 2nd overall and have Kawhi stashed on my IR (will become my playoff streaming spot)...but this report is not comforting at all.

 

Where did you read he's coming back soon? Please point it out in the Woj report?

 

The report clearly says he's not even expected to practice 5 vs 5 anytime soon...and the goal, "in the near future"....is to have him simply practice 5 v 5....Sounds like hes about 4-5 weeks away from touching the court...which wil obviously be on a heavy minutes restriction, b2b etc...

 

People..THINK logically before you drop valuable players for this most likely season bust.

I did read it. The report is infinitely more comforting than Pop's last words about him, that he did not expect Kawhi to be back this year. 

 

Now, if you think about it, it doesn't make sense for them to bring Kawhi at the end of March. He needs time to shake off the rust and mesh with the team, and if months of rehabbing did not heal him, a couple weeks more or less won't matter. His health will probably be the same as it is now. I'd say he either comes back in 7-10 days, or he doesn't come back at all. So some clarity is waiting for us in the near future lol

 

Not to mention, a 5v5 practice is usually the last step before getting on the court. So he's not 4-5 weeks away from getting on the court.

Edited by rush007

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unless you're in a deep league, Kawhi won't be a difference maker given his minute restrictions and back to back DNPs. The Spurs don't care about regular season and don't need Kawhi to play a ton to build chemistry because the team has been together for the past 100 years. He'll play around 25 mins every 2 out of 3 games for the rest of the season.  If this works for you, pick him up. Temper expectations and you won't be disappointed. 

Edited by JoeNoIngles

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Scooped him up in my 20 team league with no IR spot. Currently sitting in 6th with a relatively easy match up this week - so worth the gamble to try and get things going for the playoffs.

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10 minutes ago, JoeNoIngles said:

unless you're in a deep league, Kawhi won't be a difference maker given his minute restrictions and back to back DNPs. The Spurs don't care about regular season and don't need Kawhi to play a ton to build chemistry because the team has been together for the past 100 years. He'll play around 25 mins every 2 out of 3 games for the rest of the season.  If this works for you, pick him up. Temper expectations and you won't be disappointed. 

 

Oh this definitely works. If he plays 25 mins every 2 out of 3 games, that's 3rd round value right there. 

 

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13 minutes ago, rush007 said:

 

Oh this definitely works. If he plays 25 mins every 2 out of 3 games, that's 3rd round value right there. 

 

I think it is useful too. I think he can average 3rd round value on 25 mins a game but his DNPs will take his total value closer to 6th-7th round which is also acceptable. 

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Lol some people on this thread my goodness... salty much? This is the best news considering all circumstances - he will be playing within two weeks as Pop has made it clear he wants to get him "enough" games in time for playoffs so that the chemistry is built. He put pressure on Kawhi, and Kawhi responded. Spurs only play twice this week, perfect time for him to get in practice and hit the court. I highly doubt he will have many restrictions since he was already medically cleared. Again, all you who bought into this entire thing and followed the media hype surrounding the issue since its the Spurs and Kawhi of all things, you guys clearly had a reality check. Pop is a smart coach who for once used media as a way to get to Kawhi. Message delivered and so will Kawhi soon

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10 minutes ago, JoeNoIngles said:

I think it is useful too. I think he can average 3rd round value on 25 mins a game but his DNPs will take his total value closer to 6th-7th round which is also acceptable. 

Low minutes are not a bad thing. It'll keep him fresh, and as we've seen earlier this season, they'll try to get Leonard going in those mins, which means increased usage. 

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6 hours ago, crocp said:

Did people in this thread...Specifically Tamz07 even read the report? You guys are acting like he's coming back tomorrow...

 

I currently sitting in 2nd overall and have Kawhi stashed on my IR (will become my playoff streaming spot)...but this report is not comforting at all.

 

Where did you read he's coming back soon? Please point it out in the Woj report?

 

The report clearly says he's not even expected to practice 5 vs 5 anytime soon...and the goal, "in the near future"....is to have him simply practice 5 v 5....Sounds like hes about 4-5 weeks away from touching the court...which wil obviously be on a heavy minutes restriction, b2b etc...

 

People..THINK logically before you drop valuable players for this most likely season bust.

 

Just a few days ago there were reports that he was fully healthy and just opted to stay out for the season (probably his uncle convinced him). If that's the case which looks like it is, then I wouldn't be surprised to see him playing next week. I could be wrong obviously, but from what we heard, we could make a positive assumption (or at least maybe I'm hoping its positive lol)

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6 hours ago, rush007 said:

I did read it. The report is infinitely more comforting than Pop's last words about him, that he did not expect Kawhi to be back this year. 

 

Now, if you think about it, it doesn't make sense for them to bring Kawhi at the end of March. He needs time to shake off the rust and mesh with the team, and if months of rehabbing did not heal him, a couple weeks more or less won't matter. His health will probably be the same as it is now. I'd say he either comes back in 7-10 days, or he doesn't come back at all. So some clarity is waiting for us in the near future lol

 

Not to mention, a 5v5 practice is usually the last step before getting on the court. So he's not 4-5 weeks away from getting on the court.

 

 

Doctor-like thinking right there

Edited by GmGodine

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25 minutes ago, Born_Slippy said:

 

Source?

 

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Before Leonard can return to game action, he will need to progress through a protocol that includes 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 action.  There is cautious optimism Leonard might be able to play again in March, with a soft target date somewhere on the three-game road trip that begins March 8 at Golden State.

 

 

 

https://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-Leonard-back-in-the-building-12713673.php

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2 hours ago, tamz07 said:

 

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Honestly I don’t know what to think or believe anymore. This is such a weird situation. 

 

For me it really is just a believe it when I see it scenario although I don’t have Kawhi so luckily I have not had to deal with this all season. For people that just picked him

off the WW, good luck. It’s a no lose situation for y’all as long as you didn’t drop anyone useful.

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8 minutes ago, georgepr said:

Which would you guys hold in a no IR slot league, Kawhi or K-Love?

Kawhi. Because his situation will clear up next week, then you can drop Kawhi and pick up K-Love if Kawhi isn't coming back.

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2 hours ago, chirojenic30 said:

With spurs losing today and sliding, hope they will bring back kawhi asap. Hopefully next week?

No man you know how it is with Spurs and they already made a wrong call before..

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