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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
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Kawhi Leonard said he just left the Larry O'Brien trophy in his living room in San Diego for a couple days.
"I didn’t have any time to do anything with it," Leonard said. "My workout schedule is crazy." Danny Green brought it to a parade, Manu Ginobili brought it to a family BBQ, and Matt Bonner brought it to a music festivtal, but Kawhi didn't want to mess up his three-a-day workout schedule. He was phenomenal in the playoffs as the Finals MVP and big things are coming from him in his upcoming contract year. Aug 18 - 9:38 AM

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Kawhi Leonard said his knees are 100 percent.

He missed some time two seasons ago with quadriceps tendinitis, also known as jumper's knee. Leonard didn't miss any games due to knee pain last season and he could take yet another leap in his age-23 season.
Aug 3 - 8:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard has chosen to rest this offseason, and he will not participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Leonard has certainly earned the opportunity to rest after winning a championship, and Finals MVP trophy with the Spurs last season. Team USA will be without one of their premier defenders, but with guys like Paul George and Kevin Durant looking to fill the void, Team USA will still remain the overwhelming favorites to win the tournament.
Jul 14 - 10:33 AM

Kawhi Leonard is eligible for an extension on July 1 and the most the Spurs could offer him would be a five-year, $79 million deal.

He made just $3.1 million last year and severely outplayed that contract on his way to the Finals MVP. Leonard is going to be a bigger part of the offense next season and the Spurs may want to give him his long-term deal now or else he'd become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015.
Jun 20 - 10:10 AM

Coach Gregg Popovich said he will start calling plays for Kawhi Leonard soon.

Surprisingly, he said called zero plays for Leonard this season and everything Leonard gets has just come out of the flow of the offense. Leonard was remarkably efficient in the Finals and was able to account for 17.8 points per game on just 9.8 shots, so more chances to score makes him even more dangerous. He was a top-five player in fantasy leagues upon his return from a finger injury on Feb. 26, so he'll be highly targeted in fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 10:02 AM

Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP on Sunday, having averaged 17.8 points on 61.2 percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks while playing terrific defense on LeBron James throughout the series.

True to form, when Kawhi accepted the Bill Russell MVP award he deferred credit for his breakout series to his coaches and teammates. At 22 years old, Kawhi became the youngest Finals MVP since Tim Duncan won the award in 1999, and he's proved to be an absolute steal for the Spurs, who traded away George Hill to acquire him on draft day in 2011. His NBA future is extraordinarily bright, and fantasy owners should consider him as a first-round option next season.
Jun 15 - 11:07 PM

Kawhi Leonard continued looking like a superstar in Game 4's 107-86 win over the Heat on Thursday, scoring 20 points with 14 boards, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

While he did start off slow to start the series, Leonard has absolutely demolished the Heat in the last two, averaging 24.5 points, 9.0 boards, 2.5 steals, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 triples on a combined 17-of-25 from the field. This is nothing new and he did the same thing in the 2013 Finals. Excluding the first two games of that series, he averaged 16.6 points, 10.8 boards, 2.4 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 triples on 57.6 percent from the field. He is a 22-year-old star in the making.
Jun 12 - 11:59 PM

Kawhi Leonard had a perfect first quarter and finished up with a career-high 29 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's 111-92 win over the Heat in Miami to give the Spurs a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Leonard hit 10-of-13 shots, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws, and his 16 first-quarter points represented the highest scoring quarter of his career. His career high in college was 26 points, so this was basically his best game since high school. The Spurs shot a Finals-record 75.8 percent (25-of-33) in the first half and opened a 25-point lead in Game 3, and while the Heat made a dent in the second half, the outcome was never really in doubt. The winner of Game 3 in the Finals wins 83 percent of the time, although it is probably worth noting the Spurs routed the Heat in Game 3 last year, yet still lost Games 4, 6 and 7 as the Heat won their second straight championship. Game 4 is Thursday night in Miami.
Jun 10 - 11:59 PM

Kawhi Leonard has made the 2013-14 All-Defensive Second Team.

It's no secret that Leonard is a defensive stopper, and he's a guy that can guard multiple positions. Kawhi had a very timely block against Russell Westbrook during Saturday's Game 6 overtime victory over the Thunder, and one could argue that play put the nail in the coffin for OKC.
Jun 2 - 3:41 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, seven rebounds, two assists and five steals as the Spurs crushed the Blazers 104-82 in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 and send the Blazers fishin'.

Danny Green hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 22 points and nine rebounds, Tim Duncan added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Patty Mills, filling in for Tony Parker (hamstring), chipped in with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two assists and three steals in the win. The Spurs will get to rest while awaiting the winner of the Thunder-Clippers (OKC up 3-2), and that rest could be key for Parker's hamstring injury. The Spurs managed minutes better than any team in the league this year and they look poised for a fierce battle in the Conference Finals, regardless of which team they face.
May 15 - 12:10 AM

Kawhi Leonard turned in a near-perfect offensive showing during Thursday's Game 2 114-97 win over the Blazers, making 8-of-9 from the field for 20 points with five boards, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

He made all four of his attempts from deep and posted an effective field goal percentage of 111.1. Leonard continues to fly under the radar for the Spurs while continuing to post some of the most effective offensive numbers among almost any small forward. He hasn't been too great in this postseason, but his spectacular postseason last year leads us to believe better things are coming.
May 9 - 12:19 AM

Kawhi Leonard bounced back in Game 3 on Saturday vs. the Mavericks, making 7-of-8 from the field for 17 points with five boards, three assists, five steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

The two triples gave him an effective field goal percentage of 100.0, which has been a huge strength to his game. He ranked eighth in that department on the season and also shot 80.2 percent from the line. Leonard shot 44.4 percent from downtown after the break during the season and he looks like he's going to be a fantasy monster for the next decade, especially if he has Gregg Popovich coaching him.
Apr 26 - 7:39 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich admitted that foul trouble "really took (Kawhi Leonard) out of his game) on Wednesday night.

Leonard picked up his first foul 54 seconds into the game and his third with 7:26 left in the second quarter. He ended up with six points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in just 22 minutes. We'd expect Leonard to have a nice bounce-back game and provide plenty of value for Daily leaguers in Saturday's Game 3.
Apr 25 - 10:16 AM

Kawhi Leonard double-doubled against the Mavericks on Sunday with 11 points, 10 boards and one turnover in 31 minutes.

While he didn't do much on the stat sheet, Leonard's presence was clearly evident. He didn't have a steal, block or a 3-pointer today, which is the first time he's failed to do so since Jan. 4. His length really helped the Spurs late in this game and helped put the clamps on the Dallas' offense late, so the Mavs will have to do a better job of keeping him from getting involved on plays on the weak side.
Apr 20 - 3:43 PM

Kawhi Leonard had 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.

This game was meaningless and the Spurs simply wanted to get some minutes for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, who are working their way into playoff shape. Austin Daye scored 13, Tiago Splitter had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Tony Parker had 12 points and four assists in 16 minutes. Cory Joseph also scored 12 and Manu Ginobili had 10 points off the bench. The Spurs get the loser of Dallas-Memphis, which is going down to the wire tonight.
Apr 16 - 10:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Bryce Cotton
4Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
4Austin Daye
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner