Kawhi Leonard and Paul George returned to practice with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday and are both on the verge of playing again in games.

Leonard has been out for five games with a sprained right ankle. George has missed six with a right hamstring tendon strain.

"They're going to do something today and just kind of see how they feel," Tyronn Lue said before practice. "But both are progressing really well."

The Clippers have had players in and out of the lineup for much of the season because of injuries and restrictions.

"I'm excited to get guys back, PG and Kawhi, get Luke back," Lue said. "But now we gotta wait on Norm so hopefully he feels better soon. But I am very excited just to kind of see what we have.

"It'll take a little time [to get a rhythm]. Kawhi coming back still having a minute restriction. And our back-to-back situations [of holding out Leonard in one of the games]. So it's going to take a little time just figuring out the rotations, who plays well with who, trying to figure out how to split Kawhi's minutes and what's best for the team and what's best for him as well."