The Nets are cornering the market on past-their-prime scorers who haven't played in the NBA this season.
A person with knowledge of the situation says that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida on Wednesday night for the restart of the NBA season. Leonard's absence was excused and he is expected to join the team at the Disney complex near Orlando sometime in the next few days, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not publicly disclose the matter. Yahoo Sports first reported that Leonard was not on the flight to the Orlando area.
Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing Wednesday that 11 of its 36 varsity sports will be shuttered next year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions.
The shorthanded Nets are looking to the long-time NBA veteran to fill out their roster for Disney World.