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The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

author:Serious sports club

On April 19, Beijing time, the NBA playoffs will be in full swing this Sunday. According to the latest report from Shams, Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is expected to usher in a comeback in the first round of G1, Clippers President Frank revealed Leonard's situation, and the Clippers and Mavericks will start their first-round G1 game next Monday Beijing time.

The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

Leonard has been absent since April 1 and has not played in the final eight games of the regular season. According to Shams, Leonard is scheduled to return in G1 of the series against the Mavericks next Monday Beijing time, and this is the latest news on his comeback.

The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

Regarding Leonard's recovery from injury, Clippers president Lawrence Frank said: "Leonard is doubtful to play in the first round of G1. Leonard still hasn't made any physical contact in training because he's waiting for the inflammation in his knee to subside and the swelling has to come down to an acceptable level to play. His knee is well-structured, with either the anterior cruciate ligament or the medial collateral ligament of the knee joint, but the inflammation is stubborn. While I want him to be able to play every game, I have a lot of confidence in the rest of the team. ”

The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said: "Leonard is in good shape, and the team will talk to the team doctor about what kind of training he can do. He's going to be ready for his comeback, he's making progress every day, he's not in a 5-on-5 training session yet, and the team is watching every day. He's one of our best defenders and one of the best rebounders. So when he's not on the pitch, it's hard for us to play small because we don't have an advantage. Especially when we're doing pick-and-roll, he's able to attract defenders and create other offensive opportunities. ”

The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

For the Clippers, whether Leonard can play or not means something completely different. In all of his games this season, he averaged 23.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.9 blocks per game while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. The Clippers are 44-24 in the games he plays, and in the games he has missed, the Clippers have a 7-7 record.

The president explained the injury in detail: no physical confrontation + waiting for the inflammation to subside

For the matchup between the Clippers and the Mavericks, who are more optimistic about who will advance?