NBA Injury Analysis: Offseason Updates
NBA Injury Analysis: Offseason Updates

This article is part of our NBA Injury Analysis series.

A number of the key games for the NBA season have been revealed, and the entire schedule is slated for release later this week. That means fantasy owners can start peaking at the calendar to see if their favorite players are adequately progressing through offseason rehab.

Let's take a look at some of the notable players hoping to be ready for Opening Night.

Kawhi Leonard, Raptors
The Kawhi saga finally ended when the Spurs sent the former Finals MVP to the Raptors in a trade package centered around DeMar DeRozan. Leonard spent most of the 2017-18 season sidelined by a quadriceps injury that ultimately led to conflict between Leonard's camp and the Spurs' medical team.

It was reported that Leonard spent the year battling a tendinopathy in the large muscle group known as the quadriceps. Unfortunately, the term tendinopathy can be a bit misleading, as it has become somewhat of a catch-all term for anything wrong with a tendon. This means

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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