Whether the Spurs keep or trade Leonard, a big question for San Antonio and teams interested in him: Will he be healthy for next season?
He’ll be ready. He’s already, I think, close to 100 percent. He’ll be fine going into the year.
Leonard’s quad injury has been so confounding. Gregg Popovich said in February that Leonard wouldn’t miss the rest of the season. In early March, Leonard said he’d return “soon” Yet, the Spurs played until late April without him returning.
So, I’m mostly in believe-it-when-I-see-it-mode.
Even once Leonard becomes fully healthy, another, more complex question will still loom: How susceptible is Leonard to future injuries?
San Antonio will evaluate that before offering an extension. So will other teams before making trade offers.