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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 carried the Spurs to a win over Memphis on Sunday with 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting, 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal.
DNP-CDs have been mercifully rare for the Spurs this season, but if Gregg Popovich does intend to rest his key players, there are two likely back-to-back sets coming up on Mar. 31/Apr. 1 and Apr. 7/8. There's obviously no need to panic, especially with Leonard -- the 23-year-old star scored 15 straight points in the fourth quarter tonight and he's reclaimed elite value despite playing a modest 33.1 minutes per game in March. Mar 29 - 9:27 PM

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Kawhi Leonard racked up 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block vs. Mavericks on Tuesday, finishing the Spurs' road loss without any turnovers in 36 minutes.

He's averaging more than three steals per game since mid-March and his fantasy value is soaring along with his confidence. It's scary to think what the 23-year-old Leonard will be capable of in his prime, but he's already a game-changing talent who is anchoring the Spurs' hopes for back-to-back championships. Follow the link below to read Kirk Goldsberry's timely "love letter to Kawhi's defense."
Source: Grantland
Mar 25 - 12:09 AM

Kawhi Leonard scorched the Hawks for 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in just 32 minutes of action on Sunday.

He made 8-of-14 shots, including one 3-pointer, and the steals padded his league-leading average of 2.2 per game. Leonard's mid-season struggles with a hand injury are becoming a distant memory as he carries fantasy owners through the fantasy playoffs with phenomenal all-around production. He won't be available outside of the top-10 in fantasy drafts next season.
Mar 22 - 5:39 PM

Kawhi Leonard made 8-of-14 from the field for 22 points during a 101-89 win over the Celtics on Friday with seven boards, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

He scored 13 consecutive points for the Spurs in the third quarter and destroyed several plays for the Celtics. Leonard is leading the NBA in steals per game and is up to 2.9 per game in March. He's been a top-five player since the break and is absolutely carrying his owners in standard leagues.
Mar 21 - 2:28 AM

Kawhi Leonard finished Tuesday's road loss with a relatively quiet 13 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

Leonard admitted after Sunday's game that it's "human nature" to play to the level of your competition, which is the only plausible explanation for tonight's OT defeat. He still salvaged fantasy value with the 3-pointer and defensive stats, in typical Kawhi style, and should be out for vengeance vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.
Mar 17 - 10:39 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Thursday with nine rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

He made 9-of-14 from the field, but missed two free throws on the Spurs' last possession to open the door for a ridiculous Kyrie Irving 3-pointer at the buzzer. In the first three quarters, Kawhi was the best player on the court and he's also been one of the best players in fantasy. Leonard has been a top-10 player since the break in standard leagues and he has a 4-4-4 schedule going forward in the next three weeks. As long as he plays in all the games, Leonard will be on a lot of championship fantasy teams.
Mar 13 - 2:12 AM

Kawhi Leonard tied his career-high with five steals vs. the Raptors, while making 10-of-19 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs to finish with 24 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 39 minutes.

Toronto's opponents are averaging 6.9 steals this season, the third-fewest of any team, which makes Leonard's thievery even more impressive. He now has a career-best five straight games with 20+ points and is in an amazing groove after a slow period following his serious hand injury. LeBron James' FT shooting and turnovers are pulling down his value, and Kevin Durant is injured, leaving Leonard as the most valuable fantasy SF in the league.
Mar 10 - 11:13 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points on 9-of-20 shooting during Sunday's win over the Bulls, adding eight rebounds and three steals over 39 minutes of action.

Leonard has now scored at least 20 points in his past four outings, and he has been rolling since the All-Star break with averages of 15.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks per game on 50.5 percent shooting. His ability to fill up the stat sheet (particularly the defensive categories), while connecting on a high percentage of his shots and limiting his turnovers makes him an elite asset in fantasy leagues. He looks primed for a strong second-half finish to the season.
Mar 8 - 3:54 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in the Spurs' 120-111 win over the Nuggets on Friday.

Leonard hit all four of his free throws for good measure and showed once again why owners were so eager to draft him this year. He has first round upside as we finish out the season.
Mar 7 - 2:32 AM

Danny Green said that Kawhi Leonard has been more vocal on defense recently.

"The last couple of games I’ve definitely noticed a change in his tone, his pep, his step, everything," Green said of Leonard. "He’s more engaged, more locked in, definitely more active and involved defensively than I’ve ever seen him in the past." The Spurs are currently amid a three-game winning streak, and Leonard is a big reason why. He's averaging 20.0 points, 7.3 rebounds 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks during that span while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. Yeah, he's elite.
Mar 6 - 11:23 AM

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he's pleased with Kawhi Leonard's development this season.

While Leonard's fantasy owners may not share Pop's sentiment, the Spurs head coach is happy with Leonard's development this year. "He has improved every year. He has had a strange year this year with all the injuries, but he is a sponge," said Popovich. "He learns, he is a hard worker and he is keeping his mindset. He is playing defense and rebounding for us, which we really need at that three position, and then scoring on top of it. We are really happy with what he is doing." Despite his injury-plagued season, Leonard is averaging career-highs in points and rebounds and is poised for a strong finish to the fantasy season.
Mar 5 - 1:44 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win.

Tonight was the night the all-cat freaks came out, as Leonard, Draymond Green and Nicolas Batum all played well, which hasn't happened consistently this season.
Mar 5 - 1:57 AM

Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule.
Feb 28 - 11:44 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase.
Feb 26 - 2:34 AM

Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

"You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors.
Feb 23 - 11:40 AM