However, time is running out for a return in the regular season with San Antonio down to six games to play.
"I've been through it", Parker said recently.
"He is not coming back", Ginobili said. He returned to the team's lineup briefly but has not played since complaining of soreness in his injured thigh following the Spurs' home win over Denver on January 13. He is averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Parker, meanwhile, has recovered from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon suffered last May, making his season debut in November after 208 days.
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But the Cubs bats bailed him out immediately as Willson Contreras' double in the top of the fourth gave the Cubs the lead back. Urena (0-1) needed 36 pitches to get through the first inning, when the Cubs scored three times with only one hit.
The growing disconnect between Leonard and the Spurs has made the media concoct various rumors about his future. With that in mind, Michael C. Wright of ESPN is reporting that Leonard has already been declared out for Tuesday's tilt against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Get better soon, Kawhi! He also made an extended trip to NY earlier this year as he attempts to heal a troublesome right quadriceps that he hurt in October. Earlier reports indicated that Leonard has been cleared medically by the Spurs, and that the onus is on him to decide when he's comfortable to take the court again. On occasions in the past month, Leonard has increased his workout load in preparation to return to the floor, only to step back and conclude he wasn't prepared to do so. "When he and his group feel he's ready, then he'll be ready".
Ward-Henninger also said that head coach Gregg Popovich had implied "a lack of communication" between the Spurs and Leonard's "group" regarding the current status of his injury.
Rose said that he expects Leonard to try to get as physically healthy as possible in time for the offseason and to enter a situation "that is going to make him happy" and that "it is not (going to be) in San Antonio". But anybody who's injured, sitting on the bench or not playing, feels a little bit different, of course. "He's a nice guy. Sometimes he wants to rehab in the room, getting stronger; use the time wisely instead of watching us out there".