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Kawhi Leonard expected to make season debut Tuesday against Dallas Mavericks

From NBA media reports

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.


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