The Clippers have good news on that front, however, as reports state Paul George will make his season debut on Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans. If Leonard plays against Houston it's unlikely he'll join George on the floor in NOLA the following night, which means the two superstars may not get to team up until Saturday night's home game against the Atlanta Hawks.
George had right shoulder surgery in May and then had his left shoulder operated on in June.
Barring an unexpected setback, the six-time All-Star will take the court for the first time since his first-round exit in April when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 29-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career with the Pacers, establishing a reputation as one of the best two-way wings in the National Basketball Association and making four All-Star teams.
The Clippers have gotten off to a 7-3 start this season and are widely considered the favorite to win the championship this year.