Parker comments on Leonard's absence.
Yesterday afternoon ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the San Antonio Spurs recently held a players-only meeting to "implore" Kawhi Leonard to return to the lineup. Today, new details have surfaced regarding Tony Parker's thoughts on the matter.
According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Parker said he suffered a similar kind of injury that Leonard is currently going through, but that his was "a hundred times worse." Parker also spoke about how he never bothered getting a second-opinion, as Kawhi has, because the Spurs have "the best medical team in the world."
Leonard has reportedly been cleared to play by the Spurs doctors but has gotten a second opinion and is waiting to get the go ahead from them before returning. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has played in only nine games this season due to a nagging quad injury, despite reports that he was nearing a return last week.
San Antonio, 42-30, currently holds the sixth seed in the Western Conference but they're just one game up on the eighth seeded Utah Jazz. The Spurs could just as easily climb up in the standings as they're only a half-game back of the fourth place New Orleans Pelicans.