UPDATE: Kawhi Leonard (knee) is expected to play, per ESPN. Andrew Wiggins (illness) will start.
The big question on everybody’s mind right now is: Will Kawhi Leonard be playing tonight? As of now, he’s questionable with that nagging knee injury that has kept him out of the Los Angeles Clippers lineup the past three games. The Clippers and Doc Rivers will welcome in the Boston Celtics for what should be a playoff atmosphere in Staples Center. It would be keen of LA to get Leonard back in the lineup for such an important game, but who knows. At least Paul George is back.
Among other notable players we’re tracking, Andrew Wiggins (illness) has yet to return for the Minnesota Timberwolves, though understandably so. Jabari Parker (shoulder) is also questionable for the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. Parker has been filling in nicely for John Collins in the front court. Jonathan Isaac (ankle) may not give it a go for the Orlando Magic against the Toronto Raptors.
Here’s the rest of the NBA injury report for Wednesday. This table will be updated throughout the day and evening leading into lock at 7:00 p.m. ET.
|PF/C||Larry Nance Jr.||CLE||MIA||Thumb||Will Play||$4,300||Will start for Tristan Thompson|
|SG/SF||Marcus Smart||BOS||LAC||Ankle||Will Play||$6,300||Smart says he expects to play|
|SF/PF||Kawhi Leonard||LAC||BOS||Knee||Will Play||$9,300||Expected to return, per ESPN|
|SF/PF||Jabari Parker||ATL||MIL||Shoulder||Will Play||$6,900||Listed as available|
|SF/PF||Jonathan Isaac||ORL||TOR||Ankle||Will Play||$5,500||Listed as available|
|PG/SF||Evan Turner||ATL||MIL||Achilles||Will Play||$3,200||Turner will be limited to around 15 minutes|
|PF/C||Kevin Love||CLE||MIA||Back||Will Play||$7,400|
|SG/SF||Josh Okogie||MIN||UTA||Knee||Will Play||$4,400|
|SG/SF||Andrew Wiggins||MIN||UTA||Illness||Will Play||$7,600|