The San Antonio Spurs prove on an annual basis that they are one of the most indestructible forces in life.
In spite of boasting one of the least talented rosters in the league at the moment with their superstar forward Kawhi Leonard sidelined, they have still managed to start 17-8, good for 3rd in the western conference.
The long wait appears to finally be over as Leonard is reportedly set to return on Saturday vs. the Suns in Phoenix.
Here is what Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express News said on the matter:
“League sources tell the Express-News Leonard could make his season debut for the Spurs on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns barring any setbacks.”
The Spurs have got along just fine without their best offensive and defensive player, but if they want any chance to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets come April, May and June, they need the Kawhi-et Storm to be causing havoc on both ends of the floor and leading the Spurs attack.
It will be interesting to see how Coach Popovich decides to re-incorporate Leonard back into the line-up, he is not playing for Tom Thibodeau so he won’t come back playing more than 40 minutes a game right away.