Kawhi Leonard Injury: Updates on Spurs Star's Calf and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured Columnist

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) plays in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was dealing with a calf injury and had been out since Feb. 18. He returned to the lineup on Wednesday.

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Leonard Active vs. Kings

Thursday, Feb. 24

Head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Leonard will play against Sacramento on Wednesday night.

Leonard Crucial Playmaker for Spurs

The forward was the Defensive Player of the Year last season and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2014 against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. He is one of the premier defenders in the leaguehe posted an NBA-best 2.3 steals per game in 2014-15and guards the opponent’s best player virtually every single game.

Leonard can also shoot the three, attack the basket off the dribble, create open looks for his teammates with penetration and score from mid-range when San Antonio has the ball.

He is averaging 20.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.