Kawhi Leonard Illness: Latest on Spurs Star's Status and Return

Daniel Kramer@dkramer_Featured Columnist

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The San Antonio Spurs announced defensive superstar Kawhi Leonard was sidelined on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers with gastroenteritis. However, he is ready to return.

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Leonard Active vs. Raptors

Wednesday, Dec. 9

The Spurs announced Leonard is active for tonight's game. 

Leonard Among Most Consistent Players in NBA

Leonard is averaging 21.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 34.1 minutes per game, and leads the league at 50 percent shooting from beyond the three-point line. 

In the 103-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, Leonard connected for a career-high seven three-pointers, according to Eric Freeman of Yahoo. 

At 18-4, the Spurs trail only the undefeated Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference standings and should make do without Leonard against the 76ers, who have the league’s worst record at 1-20. 


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