The LA Clippers took a $50,000 slap on the wrist from the league for what sources are calling, "inconsistent statements" regarding Kawhi Leonard's health status. This all comes after Kawhi sat out last night's marquee matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo due to "load management". Longtime NBA insider David Aldridge shared the following statement from the league:
"Following additional review of the LA Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in last night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the NBA has confirmed that the team's decision to sit Leonard for management of an injury was consistent with league rules. The team has reasonably determined that Leonard is suffering from an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee and has been placed by the team at this time on an injury protocol for back-to-back games."