While the National Basketball Association had no issue with the decision to sit the three-time All-Star against the Bucks, the Clippers were handed a $50,000 fine for Rivers' comments. But he feels great because of what we've been doing.
The Clippers have a meticulous paper trail excusing Leonard for his load management absence against the Milwaukee Bucks, the second nationally televised game he has missed in the span of eight regular-season games.
"We're gonna manage it the best way we can to keep me healthy and that's the most important thing moving forward".
As reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Rivers said pregame that Leonard "feels great" and it was the Clippers job "to make sure he stays that way". I and two Clipperholics' contributors discussed the merits of resting, why Kawhi's case is different, who is to blame, and if there are any possible solutions to the load managing "problem". He had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a nationally televised 107-101 win over Portland on Thursday night.
Also as expected their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, one the best all-around basketball players in the world is already putting up MVP like numbers, just like he did in past year. Last season's roster thrived by dominating bench minutes, but that hasn't been the case so far this year. Leonard then played in 24 postseason games, averaging 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds to lead Toronto to its first championship and earning Finals MVP honors.
With the game over, I made a decision to get multiple viewpoints on the Clippers.