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Spurs' Popovich talks of Leonard return

San Antonio Spurs star small forward Kawhi Leonard continues to rehab his quadriceps injury and could be back on the floor during the team's upcoming six-game homestand which begins Nov. 2, according to coach Gregg Popovich.

Leonard missed the entire preseason and has yet to play in the regular season.

The Spurs, to no one's surprise, are 3-0 without their All-Star swingman and eager to get Leonard back. He hasn't played since Game 1 of the 2017 Western Conference Finals.

Popovich told reporters today that Leonard will return when he's ready and cleared by doctors.

"Sure, anything is possible," Popovich told MySanAntonio.com. "But I don't spend a lot of time thinking about when somebody is going to come back. Because they are going to come back when they are ready, when the docs say they are ready. So when that happens, that happens."

Leonard, arguably the best two-way player in the league, averaged 25.5 points, 3.5 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game last season and finished third in MVP voting behind Russell Westbrook and James Harden.