Kawhi Leonard returned to practice with the Spurs on Tuesday.

Leonard didn't participate in the team portion of the workout and it is not known when he might return. But Leonard told teammates that he will play again this season.

"It's always good to see his face," guard Danny Green said Tuesday. "He said he'll be back, so we knew he was going to be back eventually at some point -- playing-wise, not just being around. If he's that confident mentally, I know he's going to get the work done to get it done physically."

Leonard has played in nine of 61 games while struggling to recover from right quadriceps tendinopathy. 

Leonard had been in touch with teammates while in New York seeking additional opinions on his injury.

"We're teammates, we still keep in touch via text," Green said. "He's rehabbing here, rehabbing there, feeling good."

A soft target date for when Leonard could return is March 8th.