Also as expected their superstar, Kawhi Leonard, one the best all-around basketball players in the world is already putting up MVP like numbers, just like he did in a year ago.
Leonard sat out a 129-124 home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, the second time he's missed the nationally televised front end of a back-to-back this season.
"Pursuing more critique of the LA Clippers not playing Kawhi Leonard in very last night's sport in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks, the National Basketball Association has confirmed that the team's determination to sit Leonard for management of an harm was constant with league guidelines".
"I'm disappointed. He's my coach and I'm on his side", Leonard said of the fine. "We want him to just keep feeling better and getting better". "The league office, in consultation with the NBA's director of sports medicine, is comfortable with team medical staff's determination that Leonard is not sufficiently healthy to play in back-to-back games at this time". "I'm not a guy that reads the media anyway", Leonard explained. It was what Rivers said before the game that in part triggered the fine.
Through six games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points (T-9th in NBA), 13.8 rebounds (3rd in NBA), 7.7 assists (T-8th in NBA), 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals per game while knocking down 58.8% of his shots.
On the fine, he added: "That's just disappointing".
With the game over, I made a decision to get multiple viewpoints on the Clippers. "What we said, we said". Leonard then played in 24 postseason games, averaging 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds to lead Toronto to its first championship and earning Finals MVP honors.