Kawhi upgraded to questionable against Pistons

by Gordon Dixon - Clippers star Kawhi Leonard could return and play against the Detroit Pistons as he was upgraded to questionable for Thursday night's game.

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard upgraded to questionable vs. Pistons 2:07 PM ET Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer Close Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Follow him on Twitter »   Ohm's chat archive » Kawhi Leonard could return and play against the Detroit Pistons as he was upgraded to questionable for Thursday night's game. Leonard was previously listed as out but his status was upgraded at the LA Clippers ' Thursday morning shootaround. After playing in two of the first three games of the season, coming off the bench In both games, Leonard experienced stiffness in his surgically-repaired right knee at a morning shootaround before a game at Oklahoma City on Oct. 25. He has missed 12 straight games since. Leonard did not play all of last season after tearing his right ACL in Game 4 of the Clippers' second round series against Utah on June 14, 2021. Leonard is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. Paul George (left hand contusion) is listed as questionable for the Pistons game. Luke Kennard will miss the first of at least a couple games with a right calf strain. The guard will be re-evaluated within a week.