Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard out with sore foot against host Lakers


Leonard jammed his left foot late in the fourth quarter of Toronto's win over the Phoenix Suns Friday night, sitting out the game's final 2:42 as a precaution.


He then participated in portions of Saturday's practice at UCLA, and said then there was no determination made about his status for Sunday's game.


But Raptors coach Nick Nurse said before the game that Leonard would sit and that second-year forward OG Anunoby would start in his place.


The Lakers hope that the bought-out Tyson Chandler can give them some much-needed size and rim protection in limited minutes, as well as veteran leadership.


This was set to be Leonard's only visit to Staples Center to play the Lakers this season -- the lone time the fans here would've had a chance to serenade the league's best two-way wing player with cheers ahead of him being an unrestricted free agent next summer.


Toronto's caution is understandable, given Leonard missed all but nine games with the San Antonio Spurs last season due to tendinopathy in his right quad.






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