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According to the Blazers' press release at NBA.com, Leonard suffered the left ankle sprain in practice on Tuesday and will be out for 2-3 weeks. Leonard has only play in 21 games this season and is averaging 2.8 points and three rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game.
Although the loss of Leonard doesn't seem to be significant on paper, the Blazers other center Joel Freeland, is out with a knee injury. According to reports, Freeland is having stability issues and is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks.
Thomas Robinson and Victor Claver may see extended minutes with LaMarcus Aldridge also sidelined. Another option would be a three-forward and two-guard lineup or vice versa. It will be interesting to see what rotation the Blazers use until some of their injured big men return.