Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard: ‘I’m still not 100 percent’

10 Comments

Kawhi Leonard missed most of the preseason with a nasty eye infection, but has managed to make it back to appear in all but one of San Antonio’s regular season contests thus far.

Even though Leonard has looked great at times, he told reporters that he’s still experiencing problems with his vision.

From Jeff McDonald of MySanAntonio.com:

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard says he is still hampered somewhat by the vision problems that have plagued him since coming down with an eye infection in the preseason.

Leonard’s right eye remains blurry and sensitive to light, and says his eyesight has shown little improvement a month and a half after he contracted conjunctivitis on the Spurs’ European trip in early October.

“I’m still not 100 percent,” Leonard said after the Spurs’ 121-92 victory in Minnesota on Friday. …

“There’s really nothing I can do about it,” Leonard said. “I just have to play through it.”

If true, that’s a scary proposition for opponents of the Spurs.

Despite the issue, Leonard is averaging career-bests in points (12.9), rebounds (7.4), assists (2.3) and steals (2.0), while starting in all 11 of his appearances and playing 30.2 minutes per contest.