The chances the Detroit Pistons will be able to best the San Antonio Spurs for the second time in a row just got a little slimmer as the team announced that Kawhi Leonard will finally return from a hand injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the past 14 games.
His official injury was listed as a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal of his right hand. Oh yeah, and the move also happens to coincide with Kawhi Leonard bobble-head night at the AT&T center.
The Spurs have struggled since Leonard went down with his injury (just 8-6) but he is just one of the many walking wounded on the San Antonio roster so it's hard to say just how much of an affect his return might have. Considering it is 1. His first game back 2. On his bobblehead night 3. Against the Pistons, I am expecting a career night.
In any case, his addition should certainly make an already difficult feat that much harder. the Pistons are awful on the road and haven't won in San Antonio since 2008 when two guys named Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace led the team to victory.
And as Pistons fans should always remember, Detroit could have selected Leonard in the 2011 NBA Draft but opted for Brandon Knight instead. Oops.