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Paul George Says It's "Smart" For Kawhi To Sit Back-To-Backs

(via Yahoo! Sports)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

One of the biggest storylines of the season has been Kawhi Leonard and his "load management" routine -- a practice that has been the subject of much criticism.

Leonard has already missed multiple games this season for the sake of preserving his body and monitoring his health for the rest of the season. While some scoff at the idea, his teammate Paul George went so far as to say it's the smart thing to do.

Officially, the Clippers are using Kawhi's knee troubles as the reason for his game absences. His history of problems is causing concern enough for the team to rest him on back-to-backs.

Regardless, some make the case that having two games in two nights is unfair to the players anyway. They put their bodies on the line every game and should be given some time to recover -- if even for a day. It seems likely that Kawhi's load management isn't going to end. In fact, as he goes up in age, it will probably become more common.

Kawhi and others around the league have made the new practice normal. Paul George and others are clearly in support of it.

It will be interesting to see how the situation develops moving forward.