The LA Clippers have downgraded Kawhi Leonard‘s status from questionable to out for Wednesday’s road game against the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers are 0-3 with Leonard missing from the lineup this season, compared to 18-6 with him in the lineup. The team is giving up 122.3 points per game with him sidelined - up 13.6 points on the number allowed when he’s been in the team.
Leonard is averaging 24.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals this season. He’s also averaged 36.1 minutes per game this season, meaning the coaching department will need to decide how to best fill the hole left by his absence.
Paul George has seen a significant bump in production with Leonard out of the team this season, averaging 28.3 points per game - up 5.8 points compared to his average with Leonard in the lineup.