The Los Angeles Clippers believe they were put in a bad situation with Kawhi Leonard's load management rest schedule coinciding with back-to-back national television games, sources tell The Athletic.
“The issue is take away all back-to-backs,” Doc Rivers said of a potential solution to players resting one game of a back-to-back. “That would be one. Sometimes guys get nicked and they shouldn’t play. They just shouldn’t. There’s no way around it. There really isn’t. I’m not smart enough to have a solution to it. I’m just not.”
The NBA has attempted to reduce back-to-back games over the past few years, but the Clippers still have 13 instances on their schedule in which they play on consecutive nights.
The Clippers don't have a minute limit with Leonard, but generally target 30-35 minutes.