Kawhi Leonard Gets Huge Update From The Clippers

Kawhi has been working hard to get back on the court.

BYAlexander Cole
Kawhi Leonard Gets Huge Update From The Clippers

Back in 2021, during the second round of the NBA Playoffs, Kawhi Leonard sustained an ACL injury that ultimately left him out of basketball for over a year. Leonard didn't get to play last season and as a result, the Clippers were unable to make the playoffs. This season is supposed to be a whole new ball game for the Clippers as they are expecting to have Leonard back for a good portion of the year.

Leonard has been ramping up his recovery over these last few months and the goal has been to be available as soon as the season starts. Leonard has gradually been upgraded for specific types of practices, and on Thursday, Kawhi got some especially good news.

Kawhi Leonard Gets Huge Update From The Clippers
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Now, Leonard will be able to participate in 5-on-5 drills and scrimmages. This is the last step before a player can make their official comeback after an injury. This should come as great news for the Clippers, who can now expect Leonard to be ready in time for the season premiere in October. An October return was not guaranteed, but now it looks a lot likelier.

The league is more fun with Kawhi in it, and we can't wait to see him return to the floor. Hopefully, he and the Clippers can settle their unfinished business from back in 2021.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.