Doc Rivers expects Kawhi Leonard to be in "phenomenal" shape whenever the NBA returns as the time away will give his body a chance to rest after he spent last offseason recovering from injuries and a long title run with the Toronto Raptors.
"I know Kawhi's overworking. I can guarantee you that," Rivers said with a laugh Wednesday on a video call with reporters. "And the difference is, during the summer, Kawhi couldn't work, you know, so now he's got this break and he's able to train.
"The Kawhi we'll see will be in phenomenal shape. PG [Paul George] is another guy that's gonna be in phenomenal shape."
The Clippers have tried to keep their players in the best shape possible by providing them personal workout equipment to build home gyms if needed.
"Our performance and medical team did a great job of kind of seeing probably what lies ahead and said we're probably gonna have to get each of our players home gyms," said Lawrence Frank, president of basketball operations. "And by those guys being ahead of it, it allowed them to get the ball rolling because once the NBA did close facilities, when all teams were calling for supplies, there was such a run because you're not just dealing with the NBA but with all athletes, and literally, people were out of equipment."