Kawhi Leonard could be available as early as Thursday against Pelicans

Kawhi Leonard could be available as early as Thursday against Pelicans

But Leonard disputed those reports last week, asserting that he said he and the Spurs had always been on the same page during his rehab and that he "for sure" hoped to finish his career in San Antonio.

They suffered their second straight loss on Saturday night as they were beaten 104-94 by the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Gregg Popovich's men are now just one game ahead of the ninth-placed Denver Nuggets and face a hugely hard game at the Houston Rockets in their next outing.

The Spurs believe Kawhi Leonard could return to the court as soon Thursday, when the San Antonio plays the Pelicans, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Leonard, the 2014 Finals MVP and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, was first revealed to be injured in training camp.

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That streak is in danger as the Spurs sit just one game out of the eighth and final playoff berth in the West. Despite making a comeback in December, he only appeared in nine games and was ruled out indefinitely in January as he complained of pain and discomfort.

Leonard said during the week that he would return to action soon, but he did not give a date. "[The pain] is diminishing", he said earlier in the week, per ESPN's Michael C. Wright. "See how ready he is, see how ready I think he is, and we'll go from there". At one point it was even announced that tension had developed between Leonard and the Spurs regarding his recovery.

Leonard is bound to have some rust and his teammates will need to adjust to him as well, so there's no telling how quickly the Spurs, whose issues have been plentiful, will be able to recover.

But it's not just the injuries themselves that have been weird, but rather all the speculation and changing statuses that have come with them.

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