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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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The Sacramento Bee reports that Kawhi Leonard occasionally texts "one" of his San Antonio teammates, but "goes weeks without responding to any of the club's calls and texts."
Despite a lack of actual news or reports, we already knew the relationship between Leonard and the Spurs might be severely strained, and Gregg Popovich's glowing shoutout to LaMarcus Aldridge after Monday's Game 2 appears to have been a jab lobbed directly at Leonard, as well. But the fact that Leonard won't be on the bench with his teammates again for Game 3 and isn't even returning calls or communicating with the Spurs takes things to a new level. The Bee also reports that several teams are putting together packages in hopes of acquiring Leonard in a trade this summer, and if things are as broken as Ailene Voisin's story make it sound, Leonard's days in San Antonio might really be over. Apr 17 - 11:24 PM

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It seemed coach Gregg Popovich took a subtle shot at Kawhi Leonard (quad) during his postgame press conference following Monday's loss to the Warriors.

Coach Pop spoke glowingly about LaMarcus Aldridge after the defeat in Game 2. "LaMarcus has been a monster all year long," said Popovich. "He’s led our team at both ends of the floor. He doesn't complain about a darn thing out on the court. He just plays through everything. I can't imagine being more proud of a player as far as playing through adversity and being there for his teammates night after night after night." It's not much of a reach to conclude that Pop, while praising Aldrige, was also subtly sending a message to Leonard, who is not with the team as he rehabs in New York.
Source: USA Today
Apr 17 - 1:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) is not expected to return at any point during the postseason, sources told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

This is the third non-update we've received on Leonard in the last three hours, and hopefully, it's our final one for a while. This entire storyline has become ridiculously exhausting, and at no point have we received any legitimate news on where Leonard actually stands in his rehab. Per Shams, Leonard is still rehabbing in New York and has not been cleared by his doctors, though Charania does add the detail that Leonard's rehab has been in "collaboration and with the approval of the Spurs' medical staff." You might get a different answer on that last nugget dependent upon who you'd ask, but it's clear we shouldn't be expecting a Willis Reed moment from Leonard in these playoffs.
Apr 15 - 5:08 PM

Updating a previous item, Kawhi Leonard (quad) still has yet to be medically cleared by his team, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.

This was a predictable development after Gregg Popovich's comment to defer all Kawhi-related questions to Leonard and his team, and it really means nothing new in the grand scheme of things. We'll continue our standoff between Leonard's camp and the Spurs in what has been one of the weirdest seasons in San Antonio's recent history.
Apr 15 - 4:10 PM

When asked about the potential Round 1 availability of Kawhi Leonard (quad), Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "you'll have to ask Kawhi and his group that question."

If there was any lingering idea that the Spurs have information the rest of us don't, Popovich's answer speaks to that conspiracy theory emphatically. The bottom line is that we don't expect to see Leonard in the postseason, and Kawhi is going to have some very large and important questions to answer when he ultimately faces the media. The longer this mysterious injury saga extends, the worse it looks for Leonard. Don't expect those trade rumors to suddenly fade away. If anything, they're set to intensify.
Apr 15 - 2:18 PM

Sam Amick of USA Today said the Clippers are one of many teams keeping tabs on the Kawhi Leonard saga.

Amick adds that the Clippers are planning a trade package in case the Spurs make Kawhi available, but it's hard to imagine them having the necessary assets to get a deal done. The Leonard situation is one of the weirdest stories in recent memory, as he still has no timetable to rejoin the Spurs even though he was medically cleared months ago.
Source: USA Today
Apr 15 - 11:15 AM

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) will not play in Game 1 against the Warriors.

Not much going on here as we wait for an update on one of the game's best players. With him out, Kyle Anderson will have to continue to step up while the Spurs go with more three-guard lineups.
Apr 13 - 2:47 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn't have much of an update on the status of Kawhi Leonard (quad).

"I don’t know when he and his group are going to feel like they are ready to go," Popovich said. "If I knew, he’d be here. When he and his group feel he’s ready, then he’ll be ready." Leonard recently returned to New York for rehab and should be considered out indefinitely until his personal medical staff clears him.
Apr 1 - 1:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) returned to New York for rehab this week, but no timetable has been set for a return to game action.

After Sunday's contest vs. the Rockets, the Spurs will have just five games remaining over the final ten days of the regular season. Even if Kawhi is cleared to suit up at some point over the next week, he will undoubtedly be on a minutes restriction. It's hard to envision him having fantasy value over the remainder of the regular season.
Mar 31 - 2:09 PM

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for Thursday against the Thunder.

We're waiting for a big update from the Spurs today, but for once it's not about Kawhi. If LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) is out, the Spurs are going to have to ask a lot of players to perform in roles they're not used to.
Mar 28 - 4:55 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will remain on the sidelines for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

He's still getting ruled out a full day in advance, and the Spurs will have just seven more regular-season games after Tuesday. It's looking more and more likely that we won't see Leonard on the floor again this season.
Mar 26 - 4:33 PM

Kawhi Leonard did receive support from some teammates in the players-only meeting, and the team wanted to wait for him to be healthy before he returns, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.

This local report adds Kawhi was caught off guard, but he told the team returning was still a goal. Additionally, Danny Green tweeted out it "couldn't be anymore incorrect" regarding a report saying the players-only meeting was about imploring Kawhi to return. The reporting on Kawhi Leonard has been a mess all year, which isn't surprising because they're easily the most secretive team in the NBA. The bottom line here is don't put too much stock in Kawhi reports going forward.
Mar 22 - 2:51 PM

According to ESPN, the Spurs held a players-only meeting to "implore" Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return to the lineup and help them make a playoff push.

The drama continues. The meeting was reportedly "tense and emotional at times" with Tony Parker and several teammates "expressing frustration and confusion over a growing divide with Leonard." Kawhi was "resolute in response" and insisted that he had a good reason for sitting out -- his medical staff has yet to clear him even though Leonard "impressed" his coaches and teammates in 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 workouts. With just 10 games left, we'll find out soon enough if this meeting convinces Leonard to make a return and potentially give the Spurs a glimmer of hope in the postseason.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 12:26 PM

Manu Ginobili said he's not counting on Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return this season.

"He is not coming back," Ginobili said of Leonard. "For me, he’s not coming back because it’s not helping [to think Leonard is returning]. We fell for it a week ago again. I guess you guys made us fall for it. But we have to think that he’s not coming back; that we are who we are, and that we got to fight without him." Coach Gregg Popovich watched a recent workout and agreed that Leonard isn't ready to return, and the two-way superstar still hasn't been cleared for full contact by his medical staff. With just 10 games left, fantasy owners should give up hope at this point unless you have an I.R. spot.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 10:35 AM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

The Spurs continue to rule him out well in advance of games. With just 10 regular-season games left, Leonard is quickly running out of time to return. At this point, he's only worth stashing if you have an I.R. spot.
Mar 20 - 7:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dejounte Murray
2Tony Parker
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Rudy Gay
3Davis Bertans
4Matt Costello
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne