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Kawhi Leonard ruled out Friday vs. Sixers [UPDATE]

Clippers All-Star has been sidelined with foot injury. Paul George was expected to play but now has an illness and his status is in doubt.

Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to a play against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Staples Center on April 09, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

UPDATE: April 16, 5:34 p.m. — Leonard has been ruled out for Friday’s game vs. the Sixers. Paul George is apparently dealing with an illness now and is a game-time decision after coming off the injury report.

UPDATE: April 15, 5:16 p.m. — Leonard is questionable to play in Friday’s game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers while George is off the injury report and expected to play. Leeonard has missed a few games due to a foot injury and PG-13 was out on Wednesday to rest.

UPDATE: April 14, 1:40 p.m. — Leonard (foot) and George (rest) have been ruled out for Wednesday’s game vs. the Detroit Pistons. Kawhi was held out of Tuesday’s win over the Pacers and PG-13 will get the night off on the second of a back-to-back. The Clippers will also be without Patrick Beverley (hand) and Serge Ibaka (back).

Reggie Jackson ($5,600) and Marcus Morris ($5,500) will be popular plays on the loaded Wednesday slate on DraftKings. Ivica Zubac ($5,400) and Terance Mann ($4,900) round out the plethora of solid plays around $5K from the Clips.

The Los Angeles Clippers are ruling out SF Kawhi Leonard for a second straight game, this time due to a foot injury. Leonard will not play Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers. The Clippers held out Leonard on Sunday night vs. the Detroit Pistons, stating he was merely taking the night off to rest. The Clips have a back-to-back with a matchup against Detroit on Wednesday.

The Clippers have won five games in a row, so making sure Leonard is healthy down the stretch is important. Los Angeles sits at 37-18 and just 1.5 games behind the Phoenix Suns for second place in the Western Conference. The Clippers started Luke Kennard in place of Leonard on Sunday. Kennard played 24 minutes against his former team. Nicolas Batum played 30+ minutes off the bench at forward. Marcus Morris scored a game-high 33 points in 36 minutes starting in the front court. Serge Ibaka (back) is also out for the Clips.

The injury report is piling up for the Clippers, but it’s mostly in the back court. Patrick Beverley (hand) is out long term. Rajon Rondo is dealing with a groin injury and didn’t play Sunday. Terance Mann is getting some run off the bench with Reggie Jackson in the starting lineup. Those two should continue to see plenty of playing time so long as Pat Bev and Rondo are out.