The Clippers started a six-game road trip against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday without Leonard and George, who did not make the flight to Atlanta because of health and safety protocols. Starting point guard Patrick Beverley (right knee soreness) also did not travel with the team.
“It is a tough time,” Lue said. “But thankfully those guys are feeling well and they can get better and hopefully join the team soon.”
Depending on the extent of the NBA protocols, Leonard or George could potentially join the team on this road trip, sources said on Monday. Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard and Terance Mann were inserted into the starting lineup against the Hawks.