San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard is expected to make his season debut Tuesday when the Spurs visit Dallas (8:30 ET, NBA League Pass).
Leonard has missed all 27 of the Spurs' games this season while recovering from right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee.
Leonard last played in Game 1 of last season's Western Conference finals. He hurt his left ankle in the opener of that series against Golden State, turning it while trying to land after a jump shot and coming down on the foot of Warriors center Zaza Pachulia.
The Spurs are listing Leonard as probable. Even without Leonard, who averaged a career-best 25.5 points last season and is a two-time defensive player of the year, the Spurs are 19-8 this season and third in the Western Conference.
As a side note, a viral video of Leonard hit the internet last night via Instagram. In it, Leonard appears to be practicing karate in a kid's class. The video originally surfaced as part of Foot Locker's Instagram story and was later reposted by Instgrame user @kawhinot, an unofficial Kawhi fanpage on Instagram.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.