- During the NBA’s Quid-1 lockdown, Dock Rivers was asked about Cubby Leonard.
Modified 09 Apr 2020, 05:10 IST
According to Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Kawhi Leonard will be “in great shape” when the NBA season begins again.
The NBA was suspended March 8 amid a coronavirus epidemic that claimed the lives of at least 1,220 people worldwide.
Commissioner Adam Silver said that in the Congo virus crisis and when the 202-2 season starts again, it is still to be seen, the league will not be able to make a decision on the campaign until at least May.
Clipps superstar Leonard – who moved to Los Angeles in the offseason after winning the Toronto Raptors title last season – has been the subject of load management for knee problems.
But on Wednesday, Rivers told reporters: “I know Kabir’s hard work, I can guarantee you that. And the difference is, during the summer, Kahi couldn’t work, you know, so now he’s got this break and he’s been able to train.
“So the Kawhi we see will come in unprecedented form P PG [Paul George] He is another man who will come in extraordinary form “
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“When it starts, you can tell our players are invested in the season,” Rivers said “and they don’t want this season to go away. And they are acting as if it doesn’t go away.”
The Clippers (8-2) won the second half of their last eight games in the Western Conference, behind the Los Angeles Lakers (3-5) city rivals before the NBA closed.
Different options are being discussed, including playing behind closed doors and going straight to the playoffs when the campaign resumes.
“If that means we play and keep trying to get the goal we want, I feel like Dr. Seuss: ‘I’ll play anywhere. I’ll play in a room, I’ll play a mouse,'” Rivers said. I think our team feels like where we are, when, why, what to do with care we just don’t want to pursue our goals. I’m talking about that myself. “
By the time the Clippers’ season was postponed, Rivers added: “We’re really good. The last ten games I know, we turned into the Clippers. You literally got to feel it … we started to understand each” other .. We were playing seamlessly through Kabi and Pizzi – it was no longer forced. The guys weren’t trying to stay out of each other’s way.
“You can feel the rhythm. Even the Lakers’ loss [on March 8] Where we were, in my opinion, was a deadly game, and it was a step back game … we still had a chance and it was our D game, you know? “
“I really thought we were going to reduce the stretch. And unfortunately, left, it closed. … I love where I was and seeing this and how we’re playing and how we’re coming together is good for this team, I think we need somebody. I can kill. “
Published 09 Apr 2020, 05:10 IST