Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard did not travel with the team Wednesday to Orlando, Florida, because of a family matter, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Leonard received permission from the NBA to travel separately and is expected to reach the Walt Disney World Resort for the league's restart in a few days.
The one-two punch of Leonard and George, along with the team's depth and excellent defensive upside, has made them a popular pick to win the title despite coming into the restart with the league's fourth-best record behind the Bucks (53-12), the Lakers (49-14) and the Toronto Raptors (46-18).
Only the Lakers (+180; bet $100 to win $180) and Bucks (+275) have better title odds than the Clippers (+325), per Caesars Palace.
With Kevin Durant exiting the Warriors last offseason and Leonard and George teaming up on the Clippers, the league is as wide-open this year as it's been in quite some time.