For the last two decades, there was less drama around the San Antonio Spurs than the recent Russian election. The Lakers were the soap opera, the Spurs and Tim Duncan just kept winning titles.
Not this season. Kawhi Leonard has missed all but nine games, his teammates are asking when he’s going to return, Tony Parker — who is playing — says his quad tendon injury was far worse, and the Spurs organization is springing leaks like the Titanic.
What does all that mean? I get into it in this latest PBT Extra.
Short term, Leonard’s return or non-return will have a serious impact on the Western Conference playoffs.
Long term, after the Spurs offer Leonard the designated player max extension this summer (as is expected), everything will get back to normal.