Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will be held out of Sunday's game against the Knicks due to knee maintenance, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Leonard is averaging 25.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game this season in 28 games for the Clippers.
The team is 21-7 when Leonard plays, and 25-12 overall on the year. The Clippers are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference.
Leonard played 35 minutes on Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the team's 140-114 loss at home.
After the loss, Leonard was asked if he ever considered the Knicks in free agency over this past summer.
"I never said I was considering going to the Knicks. Everybody knew where I wanted to go once I requested the trade so I don't know where that came from," Leonard said.
The Knicks will look to get back on the winning track, after falling to the Phoenix Suns 120-112 on Friday night.
However, the Knicks will be without point guards Elfrid Payton (personal reasons) and Dennis Smith Jr. (strained left oblique) for Sunday's game, the team announced.