A person with understanding of the scenario states that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their …

A person with knowledge of the scenario states that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida on Wednesday night for the reboot of the NBA season.

Leonard’s lack was excused and he is anticipated to sign up with the team at the Disney complex near Orlando sometime in the next couple of days, stated the person who talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity since the team did not openly reveal the matter.

Yahoo Sports first reported that Leonard was not on the flight to the Orlando area.

The Clippers are scheduled to spend Thursday and part of Friday satisfying quarantine requirements, and are anticipated to practice for the very first time at Disney on Friday night. They will resume video game play on July 30, matching up with the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game of a re-opening night doubleheader.

Leonard is averaging a team-best 26.9 points this season for the Clippers, who are presently second in the Western Conference behind just the Lakers. He is the reigning NBA Finals MVP, after helping Toronto win the title last season.

The Clippers are 38-13 when Leonard plays, 6-7 when he does not. They’re likewise 17-3 in games where he ratings at least 30 points this season.

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