Kawhi Leonard is set to return from injury and play 5-on-5 in training camp next week, as the five-time All-Star has reportedly been cleared for full participation following his 2021 ACL tear. Leonard has not played a game since June 14, 2021 when he injured his knee in a second-round playoff win vs. the Jazz. And while the Clippers will apparently take their time ramping the forward back up, Leonard is back in good health according to their president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank.
Whether you’re a hater, a dismisser, or one of their wary, loyal fans, face it: When the Clippers open training camp on Tuesday in Las Vegas, it could be the beginning of their first championship season. Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations, ushered in the NBA new year on Thursday by speaking with reporters on the roof of the Clippers’ training center.
Los Angeles Clippers star John Wall wrote candidly about his struggles with mental health in a piece posted to the Players' Tribune Thursday. In the column, titled "I'm Still Here," the 32-year-old said his difficulties began in early 2019, when he ruptured his Achilles while a member of the Washington Wizards, the team that drafted him No. overall back in 2010.