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Kawhi Leonard | Forward | #2

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
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Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard (quad) will be back "sooner rather than later."
Unfortunately, Popovich immediately followed up that statement by saying "what the hell does that mean?" so we're still a bit in the dark about when we can anticipate the former Finals MVP to make his way back to the court. Popovich has also implied during a recent interview that Leonard was behind Tony Parker (quad) in the rehab process, and with Parker not expected back until December, we shouldn't anticipate Kawhi returning to action this month. Nov 14 - 3:49 PM

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Kawhi Leonard (quad) and Tony Parker (quad) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

The only update we've had on Leonard this season is that he's behind Parker in the rehab process, and Parker isn't expected back until December, so it's safe to assume that Leonard isn't close. Kyle Anderson will continue to start in Leonard's absence, but at best, he's just a low-end guy in deep leagues.
Nov 13 - 3:52 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated that Kawhi Leonard (quad) is behind Tony Parker (quad) in his rehab.

"He's just coming along more slowly for whatever reason," Popovich said. "It's just been more difficult for him to get through the rehab routine. So his body hasn't reacted the same way as Tony [Parker]." Popovich added that Leonard would have to take gradual steps before returning to action such as going through 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 at practice. Considering Parker may not return until December, Leonard could be out for quite a while.
Source: ESPN
Nov 7 - 7:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

He's out indefinitely and we haven't seen any reports of him making progress, other than a vague quote from Gregg Popovich last Thursday saying he hoped to have Leonard back on the court within the next three weeks. Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gay, Danny Green and Brandon Paul will continue to be asked to step it up in his absence.
Nov 6 - 5:23 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

And we still don't know very much. Back in the preseason, we've heard team reporters say 5-10 games, and the most recent report from TNT said it'll be within the next 20 days or so. Whatever the secret timeline is, it's starting to feel like he'll be returning to action closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween. Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gay, Danny Green and Brandon Paul have helped fill the void.
Nov 4 - 6:15 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich is "hopeful" Kawhi Leonard (quad) can return within the next three weeks.

Within three weeks could be be tomorrow or later this month, or it could be even later because Pop is "hopeful" for that timetable. There's almost no point to guess what this means, but Kawhi owners probably shouldn't expect him back in the next week or so.
Nov 2 - 8:57 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard (quad) is "absolutely" getting closer to practicing.

To put this in context, this is hardly noteworthy based on Pop's comments. "You want a percentage? You want a percentage for each day closer?" Basically, we're in the dark on this one, but at least he hasn't had a setback. There is some hope he'll be back in this month, but it's anyone's guess.
Nov 2 - 7:07 PM

Kawhi Leonard (right quad) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

For what it's worth, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News speculated that Leonard could be back sometime in November, but the beat reporter acknowledged that estimate was mostly guesswork. The Spurs haven't given us anything to go off, so all owners can do at this point is keep him on their bench and hope for the best.
Nov 1 - 6:12 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Celtics.

It remains a mystery as to when we can expect Leonard to return to the court, or how far along he's come in the recovery process, but all owners can do is keep him on the bench and hope for the best. Kyle Anderson and Rudy Gay will continue to split the small forward minutes in San Antonio, with LaMarcus Aldridge taking on a more proactive role on offense.

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play against the Pacers on Sunday.

It's still a guessing game on when we see the former Finals MVP. The Spurs finally felt the loss of Leonard on Friday with a blowout defeat to the Magic on Friday, but they don't appear to be in a rush to bring him back. Plus, we really don't have any solid info on his work in practice. With him out, Kyle Anderson, Danny Green and LaMarcus Aldridge have stepped up.
Oct 28 - 4:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

Besides him shooting free throws a couple weeks ago and him going slowly up stairs to board an airplane, we're in the dark on this one. There's no report of him progressing in practice and he does not have a timetable to return. With him out, Rudy Gay, Danny Green and Kyle Anderson will pick up some extra minutes. Green and Gay should be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 5:43 PM

Kawhi Leonard (right quad) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

There is still no timetable for his return. As usual, the Spurs aren't sharing much on his possible return, and there's still no word of him taking on contact in practice yet. His fantasy owners just have to sit tight for now, but it could be at least s few more games until he's back. Rudy Gay, Danny Green, Dejounte Murray and Kyle Anderson look to benefit behind LaMarcus Aldridge in the offensive pecking order.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 24 - 4:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors.

The Spurs apparently aren't going to provide a timetable for Leonard, but based on a video that went viral on Friday showing him struggling to walk up stairs, we'd speculate that he's not all that close. Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson will continue to pick up the small forward minutes in his absence, with Gay being the more attractive target in fantasy hoops.
Oct 22 - 5:13 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

No surprise here, as Leonard did not play in any preseason games and was sidelined for San Antonio's season opener. The notoriously tight-lipped Spurs have not given any timetable for his return, opening up endless speculation. Some reporters have suggested Leonard could miss the first few weeks of the season. Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson will continue to be the primary fantasy beneficiaries in Kawhi's absence.
Oct 20 - 6:38 PM

A video surfaced of Kawhi Leonard (quad) apparently struggling to get up the steps to board a plane.

To be clear here, we're not saying this is necessarily very bad, but any information on an injured Spurs player is news. Feel free to judge for yourself in the video below (hat tip to Larry Ramirez of KSAT). Maybe he's exaggerating the injury, but that doesn't exactly fit with Kawhi's behavior during his career. Some reporters say Kawhi could miss 5-10 games, but it's really anyone's guess at this point. Rudy Gay and Kyle Anderson will soak up most of the minutes at the three while Danny Green, Dejounte Murray and LaMarcus Aldridge also benefit.
Oct 20 - 4:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Rudy Gay
3Kyle Anderson
4Jaron Blossomgame
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne