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Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard will return when "his group" decides

Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard will return when

Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard has traveled to NY for a second time as he continues to rehab his injured quadriceps, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright report. A recent report by FanSided's Sir Charles in Charge said that the team might end up trading the former NBA Finals MVP to his hometown squad, the Los Angeles Lakers, this summer if head coach Gregg Popovich does not convince him to stay.

For the second time, he chose to leave the team and travel to New York City to rehabilitate his quad injury. Kawhi Leonard returning this season seems like a pipe dream at this point - and it's pretty safe to assume that the Spurs will be without their best player for the postseason.

This is the second time this season Leonard has travelled to NY.

Leonard's use of outside doctors reportedly irritated the Spurs and has prompted speculation regarding Leonard's long-term future with the club.

"Well, we only have X number of games left in the season and he's still not ready to go and by some chance he is, it will be pretty late in the season and it's going to be a tough decision", Popovich said late February.

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Sources: No timetable set for Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return to Spurs

Two things stand out: 1) There is still no timetable for Leonard's return, and 2) It's a bit unusual that Popovich, and presumably the Spurs organization, are not in constant communication regarding the health of their franchise superstar. "If I knew, he'd be here".

The big question for the Spurs - and their fans - isn't whether Kawhi Leonard is going to return this season. "Of course that's the goal [of his stay in New York], to get well, that's what he's doing".

The Spurs are 8-2 in their last 10 games after beating the Rockets Sunday to move to 45-32 on the season, good for fourth in the West, a half-game ahead of the Thunder. "When he and his group feel he's ready, then he'll be ready". He has only played in nine games after missing the first 27, and hasn't played since he was shut down in January.

Sir Charles In Charge's David Early said in his article that the Spurs might be forced to trade Leonard to the Lakers in the coming offseason if Popovich fails to persuade him to remain in San Antonio.

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