The NBA said last week its injury rate was slightly down . It sure doesn't feel that way right now – though, once again, maybe star injuries are skewing perception. Tonight alone, the Nets announced James Harden suffered a setback with his hamstring injury and the Clippers ruled out Kawhi Leonard for at least several days. Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, out tonight versus Portland, has been managing right foot soreness and will be reevaluated next week. Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times: Ty Lue on Kawhi Leonard’s right foot: “More of a precautionary thing. … We just thought going down the stretch of the season it was smart to get him as healthy as possible.” — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) April 21, 2021 Ty Lue said that Kawhi Leonard wants to play but that sitting him “is just smart to do it right now. … Right now we’re doing the right thing by Kawhi.” https://t.co/dHNTYYmTjT — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) April 21, 2021 Leonard's health is a perpetually thorny issue. Hopefully, this foot problem is as unurgent as Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. Leonard rested a game, missed three games with right foot soreness, played 23 minutes against the Timberwolves on Sunday… Read full this story
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