Report: Spurs planning for Kawhi Leonard to return Saturday against Suns

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The Spurs reportedly considered playing Kawhi Leonard on Monday. Even though he didn’t play, that showed just how close he was.

Now, a target date is set.

Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News:

League sources tell the Express-News Leonard could make his season debut for the Spurs on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns barring any setbacks.

The Spurs have gone an impressive 17-8 without an injured Leonard. LaMarcus Aldridge carried a large load. The supporting cast stepped up. Gregg Popovich showed what makes him such a good coach.

But San Antonio needs a healthy Leonard to vault into championship contention.

A game against the Devin Bookerless Suns is a good warmup.