The Los Angeles Clippers have had a difficult season due to injuries to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but have managed to stay afloat without them long enough to secure a spot in the NBA play-in tournament next week.

It seems that the Clippers may be getting healthy at just the right time for a postseason run. The team got George back last week and now it sounds like they will also get back another key piece for the playoffs.

NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that veteran guard Norman Powell is expected to return for the Clippers’ Wednesday matchup against the Phoenix Suns.

Powell has only played in two games since being traded to the Clippers at the NBA trade deadline. He has been extremely productive so far this season when on the court, averaging 18.8 points per game.

Powell has not played in an NBA game since February 12 while recovering from a broken foot, but many around the NBA world think that if he can get up to speed quickly, he can be a huge piece in a potential playoff run.

Although this is a big help for the Clippers, others are waiting on potential news about Kawhi Leonard, who is said to be “way ahead of schedule” on his recovery and could come back this postseason should Los Angeles make it out of the play-in tournament.

If the Clippers were able to get Leonard back for the postseason, they may be a true dark horse to make it out of the Western Conference. Even without Leonard, the return of Powell will be very valuable going forward as they try to battle their way out of the play-in tournament next week.

[Adrian Wojnarowski]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.