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Kawhi Leonard ruled out Sunday vs. Thunder

Clippers star will rest knee on second of back-to-back in OKC.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard moves the ball down court against the Houston Rockets during the second half at Staples Center. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers SG/SF Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This is customary for Leonard, who hasn’t played a full back-to-back set all season. He’ll rest tonight with a knee injury, basically load management for the All-Star. Also on the injury report is forward JaMychal Green (tailbone), who is questionable to play.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Los Angeles Clippers SG/SF Kawhi Leonard

As is tradition, with Leonard sidelined we should see Paul George be a prime target in DFS on DraftKings. He’s relatively affordable at $8,500 and we’ve got a revenge narrative with PG-13 facing his former team, the Thunder. I think PG is a great all-around play, but more of a cash-game play given his ownership should be high. I think the appealing GPP plays are Montrezl Harrell ($6,600) and Lou Williams ($6,500). Both are cheaper than George and have decent ceilings with increased usage sans Leonard.