As the new NBA 2022-2023 regular season is about to start in mid-October, Los Angeles Clippers giant veteran Kawhi Leonard is also returning to the game after nearly two years of injury, preparing to join the next season’s roster for the new season.
Leonard spent 11 years in his NBA career, playing for the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Clippers. He has also set a number of honors, including the NBA steals champion and the second best defense for 3 times. Lineup, 3-time All-Defensive First Team, 5-time Best First and Second Team, 5-time All-Star and MVP, 2-time All-Defensive, 2-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP. In addition, Leonard was selected as one of the NBA’s 75 Greatest Stars last year, the highest honor in the NBA.
However, Leonard has suffered from injuries in the past two years. Although his strength is still strong, his performance has not improved much. He played 52 games in the 2020-2021 season, averaging 24.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. Shot 51.2 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from 3-point range.
Due to the intensification of injury problems, he announced that he would be reimbursed for the entire season last season. Initially, Leonard said that if the team made the playoffs, he would come back in the playoffs to play the best role for the team, but it was a pity that the Clippers lost to New Orleans in the playoffs last season. The Pelicans missed their chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Now that Leonard is back on the court in full health, it’s going to be an exciting season for fans, teammates and the Clippers. Because they believe that as long as Leonard stays healthy and plays, he must have the advantage of winning the championship. It can be seen that Leonard’s strength is unquestionable, especially as the team’s main defensive and offensive force, he has blocked countless offensive players on the defensive end. At the same time, it can also create offensive opportunities to achieve key points for single-handed fast breaks.
At present, the Titans have been focusing on physical exercise in recent months to achieve the best state. Next, he will participate in the Clippers’ fall training camp and preseason games to clear the rusty feeling that he has not played in the past two years, and prepare to face the game. Regular season of the new season.
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