"Pursuing more critique of the LA Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in very last night's sport in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks, the National Basketball Association has confirmed that the team's determination to sit Leonard for management of an harm was constant with league guidelines".
Kawhi Leonard has been taking "load management" nights off and the return of George will help mitigate the Clippers' drop-off in those games. The NBA then fined the Clippers for statements, include those by Rivers, that were inconsistent with Leonard's health while also detailing Leonard's knee injury. He's averaging almost 30 points per game, 7.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.
Leonard sat out the Clippers' 129-124 residence loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night time. Leonard returned to play October 31, in a victory against San Antonio, just as he is expected to play Thursday against Portland. The Clippers play at the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans in the pair of road back-to-backs.
But Rivers was asked several questions before the game about Leonard and his health. Clay feels strongly that this can't happen for nationally televised games and that the league or TV networks should step in. Rivers, in his comments to Clutch Points, cited Leonard's minutes in the playoffs for Toronto as a reason for the Clippers being cautious with him early this season. "We want him to just keep feeling better and getting better".