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NBA notes: Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason because of thigh injury

NBA notes: Spurs star Kawhi Leonard to miss preseason because of thigh injury

Kawhi Leonard’s lingering thigh injury has the San Antonio Spurs' season off to an ominous start.

Leonard will miss the entire preseason while rehabbing an injury to his right quadriceps, the Spurs announced Saturday. There is no definitive timetable for his return.

Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters in San Antonio that the thigh has bothered Leonard since the playoffs. The two-time All-Star and two-time defensive player of the year has been working on rehabilitation all summer but is still not ready to get on the court.

“It's just from last year, working on things from last year,” Popovich said . “It's gone a little more slowly than we thought.”

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