Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard is gearing up for a comeback after missing out on the entire season of 2021–2022. Kawhi Leonard was sidelined with a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered during the NBA Playoffs in 2021.
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The Clippers are expecting a lot from the 31-year-old this season. Kawhi last won a title with the Toronto raptors. He has often made comebacks from serious injuries in the past.
The NBA 2022–2023 season will be a historic one for the Clippers. The roster looks stronger than ever. The Clippers are clearly the title favorites heading into the season.
Kawhi is sweating it out in the gym and has gained some muscle. He looks stronger and fitter. In a recent post on his Instagram profile, Kawhi posted a few images of his work outs.
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The Clippers fans were crazy over the posts of Kawhi and the fans commented
“Kawhi hasn’t been skipping leg day,” one fan remarked. “Kawhi Leonard, jeez,” another wrote. “Quad Leonard,” a third fan joked. “He hasn’t missed a leg day since Toronto,” another person agreed.
Can Kawhi Leonard lead the Clippers to a NBA title?
The Clippers are the favorites heading into the season. This could finally be the year where the Clippers can be crowned the NBA Champions.
The team has a strong starting lineup and an experienced strength of bench players who can win the games for the Clippers in crunch times.
The arrival of a healthy John Wall and Kawhi’s recovery from injury makes the team tough to beat. The trio of Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, and Paul George could be unstoppable.
Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, Norman Powell, Marcus Morris Sr, Robert Covington, and Nicolas Batum are all good role players. Terrance Mann, Ivica Zubac, Brandon Boston Jr, and Jason Preston are the young prospects of the Los Angeles Clippers roster.
Robert Covington, Kawhi Leonard, and John Wall are all good on defense. The only weak link could be the existence of a backup Centre player other than Ivica Zubac. Isaiah Hartenstein was not re-signed by the Clippers in the off-season.
Kawhi Leonard’s Career Stats and Highlights
Kawhi Leonard has played 10 seasons for the Spurs, Clippers, and Raptors. He has averaged 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 576 regular-season games. Kawhi was selected to play in five All-Star games. He has won 2 Defensive Player of the Year awards, 2 Finals MVP awards and 2 NBA championships. He is a five-time all-star, five-time all-NBA team, seven-time all-defensive team, and two-time defensive player of the year.