Spurs' Kawhi Leonard fails to give return date for his injury

0:24PlayKyle Anderson clutches his knee after driving to the basket Sunday

"I feel good, soon to come (and) be able to play on the floor", Leonard said of his return.

Leonard did not play during the preseason and has missed the team's first 24 games with right quadriceps tendinopathy.

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. "It's been good. Still just gotta go through a few more processes doing that and should be back soon".

Still, it would be hard to predict the Spurs being a top-four team in the Western Conference without the team's superstar and, as a result, anticipation for Leonard's quadriceps injury has been palpable in recent days.

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The Spurs had announced earlier in the day Anderson would miss Monday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the AT&T Center.

Being a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who's finished top-three in MVP voting the past two seasons, the Spurs will be looking to get Leonard back onto the court very soon. "A lot of people stepped up in the process, and it's going to be great for us in the long run".

As of now, there's no word on if Leonard will be under a minutes restriction once he returns. "He's a pretty unique dude", Pop said. He didn't talk about how he hurt his right quadriceps during his media availability, but he did note that the injury was caused by "wear and tear". I was just focused on my injury.

Once active, numberFire's models project Kawhi to average 22.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 3-pointers, 1.7 steals, 0.9 blocks, and 2.3 turnovers per game on 48.4 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from deep.

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