Is Kawhi Leonard playing tonight against Golden State Warriors? Latest injury update on Clippers’ star ahead of matchup (15th March 2023)


Kawhi Leonard’s injury history has been very problematic for the LA Clippers. This is his fourth season with the team, yet he’s appeared in only 150 games so far, which is just under 38 games per season.

The 6-foot-7 forward is one of the best two-way players in the league and is essential to the team’s success. Fortunately, he is not dealing with any injuries at the moment and should be available in the next game.

The Clippers will host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, which will be their first game since Saturday night’s matchup against the New York Knicks.

Kawhi Leonard’s injury status against the Golden State Warriors has been revealed

Leonard has appeared in only 41 games in the 2022-23 season. He’s been dealing with several injuries, but the Clippers have also been careful, giving him a few days off to make sure that he’s rested.

The Clippers are currently 36-33, which is good enough for the sixth spot in the Western Conference. However, they are only three games ahead of the Utah Jazz, who are in the 11th spot.

Kawhi Leonard's injuries have kept him sidelined for 28 games (Image via Getty Images)
Kawhi Leonard’s injuries have kept him sidelined for 28 games (Image via Getty Images)

While the Clippers are only three games above .500, the truth is that they’ve lost many games without Leonard. When the superstar forward plays, the Clippers are 26-15. Without him, they are 10-18.

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Considering that Leonard is not dealing with any injuries at the moment and that he has had enough rest, he will almost certainly play against the Warriors. This is a must-win for the Clippers, who are currently tied with the Warriors for the fifth spot.

The Clippers are on a 3-game win streak and are favorites to win the game. The Dubs, on the other hand, have struggled on the road this season, winning only 7 out of 33 games.

Leonard has been great in the 2022-23 season

Kawhi Leonard has missed only one of the last 10 games. In this period, he’s averaged 29.6 points per game on 55.5%. He’s also made 56.0% of his 3-point shots in these games, which is very impressive.

Leonard has had a slow start, but he’s still averaging 23.6 points per game this season. He’s also an efficient scorer and a great defender.

Leonard is having another great year (Image via Getty Images)
Leonard is having another great year (Image via Getty Images)

The Clippers are far from being the best team in the league this season. However, if they are healthy and Kawhi performs at a high level, they can beat just about any other team.

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If the season ended today, they would have played against the Sacramento Kings in the first round. The Kings are 40-27 at the moment, but there is no doubt that the Clippers have more experience and could win the series.

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