Kawhi Leonard joins Clippers in Florida

Kawhi Leonard has arrived in Florida.

The NBA superstar joined his Los Angeles Clippers teammates two days after they arrived at the Walt Disney World campus near Orlando, Florida.

Upon arrival at Disney World, Kawhi Leonard is going through the required quarantine protocol, which should take up to two days. That means if all goes well, he should be cleared to practice on Monday.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers confirmed the news on Saturday, stating that Leonard arrived in Florida on Friday night.

“Kawhi, he is here, he is going through the protocol,” Rivers told reporters.

The 29-year-old Leonard didn’t travel with his teammates to Florida in order to take care of a family matter in California.

Kawhi Leonard raises team’s hopes

Last season, Kawhi Leonard’s all-around excellence helped guide the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title.

Now, his arrival in Florida eases Rivers’ mind.

“I think everybody’s healthy, that is a great thing,” the longtime coach said. “Guys were not as healthy in training camp at the beginning of this year.

“Now we got Paul George healthy, we have Kawhi healthy, we don’t have a guy that’s injured right now, knock on wood. Hope that continues.”

George is coming off shoulder surgery last year.

Season numbers

The Clippers, who own a 44-20 record, are among the NBA’s top title contenders. The relaunch of the 2019-20 campaign is scheduled for July 30.

Leonard is averaging a career-best 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 51 games this season.

Mark your calendars

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers are penciled in to face the Los Angeles Lakers on the first night of the NBA restart.

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