Clippers fans will be ecstatic after seeing Kawhi Leonard’s latest progress

Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Kawhi Leonard was recently seen working out before the LA Clippers Wednesday night contest against the Utah Jazz, and it’s beautiful.

Leonard was seen working on his ballhandling, as well as his shot.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Leonard is going to be back for our game on Saturday, but it does show that he and the team is clearly working hard to have him ease back up to game speed. Andrew Greif of the LA Times even posted some more of what Leonard was doing up in Utah:

I like that in both videos, we got to see Leonard working on his handles, and moving with the ball. We knew that his ACL would likely not effect his ability to shoot as much as it would in his mobility, especially with the basketball.

LA Clippers franchise player Kawhi Leonard is clearly making good progress with his injury.

ACL injuries are always tough to predict, and Kawhi Leonard’s injury is no different when trying to guess when he’ll return for the LA Clippers. Kawhi’s injury is a partial tear, which can possibly be returned from after six months. That being said, sometimes those injuries can take over a year to recover from.

Some have predicted him to be back by March, where as some (like FS1’s Skip Bayless) have heard that he will be out for the year. We’ll definitely have Leonard back by next year, but the hope is that he’ll be here in time to be 100% healthy by the postseason.

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The Clips have certainly been holding up without Leonard this year, as they showed up to that court in Utah as the fifth seed in the West at 16-12. If Leonard comes back, the Clips are instant title contenders. With Leonard working out pre-game, it at least shows that he’s making progress with that recovery, and is giving himself a chance to be back and fully healthy by the playoffs.