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Are you a little worried if your a spurs fan?

I'm not sure exactly what is going on with kawhi Leonard but the recent reports that have come out aren't very encouraging. Apparently he hasn't responded very well to the rehab routine for his injured quad and there doesn't seem to be any timeline for him to get back on the court in the near future.

What was originally supposed to be a minor injury that was well-healed by training camp has now extended well into the regular season. I know everyone's body responds differently, but it seems like there could be a bigger issue going on here and this could be something that impacts his game long-term or forces him to miss a significant amount of time. I don't want to speculate too much and it's not time to push the panic button yet, but I'm at least getting a little nervous if I'm a spurs fan right now.


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Sure I would be. I would also

Sure I would be. I would also be worried about him coming back too soon, not fully healed.

Not automatically putting him into the All Star Game even if he came back relatively soon.

If I were the Spurs I would consider trading Pau (for whatever), keeping Kawhi out for the year, tank, and try to get a high pick.

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I wouldn't ... in the past

I wouldn't ... in the past five years they've drafted Kawhi Leonard, Cory Joseph, Kyle Anderson and DeJounte Murray without a pick higher than 15th. How many teams have done better than that -- a top five player in the league and three solid role players -- in the same time span, even with lottery picks?

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I'm not too worried. The

I'm not too worried. The Spurs are famously careful with players' health and NBA stars get some of the best medical care in the world.

With it being harder to rest stars this year, just giving Kawhi the first month or two off might look like a brilliant move come playoff time.

Meanwhile Kyle Anderson is having his breakout season and Brandon Paul looks like another hidden gem unearthed by the Spurs -- these things might not have happened with Kawhi in the lineup from day one.

I do hope that when Kawhi returns, Gasol, not Anderson, goes to the bench. Kawhi and Slo-Mo as interchangeable forwards, and Aldridge as the bulldozing center, make more sense with the way the game is played today.

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With that organization, that

With that organization, that front office and (to me) the best coach of all time, there's no need to worry.

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Just Pop taking advantage of

Just Pop taking advantage of Kawhi being out.. the more he rests, the fresher he is at playoff time. Makes up for not being able to rest him on tv games

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As long as they win I think

As long as they win I think they will be ok. The West is stacked and you definitely want to have home court advantage in the first round, at the very least.

I think they should try to bring him back by Christmas. Then he can warm up, get into game shape then get his minutes steadily up. 6 weeks later you have the All Star Game, and if isn't selected then he will get a week off to rest some more.

Then after the break, the Spurs can sprint into the playoffs to chase the 2nd or 3rd seed.

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I have the same injury of

I have the same injury of Kawhi actually, right quadriceps tendinopathy, obviously I am not an athlete (the total opposite of it) and I am not an orthopedist nor physiotherapist so take my words with grain of salt.

Generally speaking, it is a b*tch of an injury, it heals but it take time and you need to work on your full body, some studies (according to my physiotherapist at least) suggest it will take at least 3 months of physiotherapy and workouts, in my case I am not expecting full recovery before six months at least (but I am over weight with tight muscles who never play sports)
Basically your collagen in the muscles aren't organized in the right manner and you need to fix that. this things takes time, but it has good prognosis and if taken well care of your body the recurrence can be prevented.
So overall it will take its coarse and Kawhi might miss good amount of games this year, but I don't think it will affect his career.

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