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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/Forward | #2

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
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Kawhi Leonard made 10-of-13 from the field for 25 points in 22 minutes against the Thunder during a Game 1 win on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.
He's won Defensive Player of the Year in the last two seasons, but Kawhi's offense was the story tonight. He made his first six shots from the field to help get him to 20 points in the first half. Kevin Durant simply couldn't guard him with his array of hesitation moves and he was awesome in transition. The Klaw will be dominating this series on both ends as a high-end DFS option. Apr 30 - 10:56 PM

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Tim Duncan implied during a recent interview that Kawhi Leonard does not get enough foul calls while he's on the court.

"He’s gotten to the point now where people are being a lot more physical with him, but people are still being allowed to get away with a whole lot of stuff," Duncan said. While Duncan is pleading his case for the officials to start blowing the whistle more often, Leonard did not seem overly concerned with how the refs officiating saying, "I don’t even think about it, really. I’m not playing to get fouls." He was phenomenal in his first-round series, and should continue to put up gaudy stat lines through San Antonio's second-round series against OKC.
Apr 27 - 1:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs sweep the Grizzlies with a 116-95 win on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven boards, four assists, two blocks, one steal and two treys.

He was coming off a dominant performance in Game 3 in which he scored 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks and six 3-pointers, and coach Gregg Popovich gushed about him prior to Game 4. "He’s not afraid to put himself in situations where the shots are big and the shots are important," Popovich said. Matt Barnes also had some nice words, saying that Leonard "is one of the best players in the NBA." Barring a miracle from the Mavericks, the Spurs will play the Thunder in the next round meaning Leonard will see a lot of Kevin Durant in the next couple weeks.
Apr 24 - 3:51 PM

Kawhi Leonard exploded during a Game 3 96-87 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks, six 3-pointers and no turnovers in in 42 minutes.

Say what? Leonard was unbelievably good on both ends to carry the Spurs to a 3-0 lead. The Spurs actually played a close game after blowing out the Grizzlies in Game 1 and 2. Leonard became the first player ever to score at least 30 points in a playoff game with four-plus steals, four-plus blocks and four-plus 3-pointers. Oh and he had no turnovers. He's pretty good.
Apr 23 - 12:27 AM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs take a 2-0 series lead with a 94-68 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three boards, two steals and one block.

With the game basically decided by the third quarter, Leonard only saw 27 minutes in the blowout. He just collected his Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season on Monday and is going to be an absolute handful in the postseason for opposing teams the rest of the way. Assuming the Grizzlies can keep the game closer in Game 3 with the series shifting to Memphis, Leonard should have a much better fantasy line.
Apr 20 - 12:05 AM

Kawhi Leonard has been named the Defensive Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

This makes him the first non-center to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Dennis Rodman did it in 1989-90 and 1990-91. Leonard helped San Antonio lead the NBA in both points allowed (92.9 ppg) and defensive rating (96.6 points per 100 possessions). He finished the regular season with averages of 21.2 points, 6.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers, returning top-three value in standard 9-cat leagues. Draymond Green finished in second place for the second year in a row and Hassan Whiteside finished in third place.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 18 - 9:26 AM

Kawhi Leonard racked up four steals and three blocks to accompany his 20 points during Sunday's Game 1 victory, making 8-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Kawhi had his way against Matt Barnes, Vince Carter and Lance Stephenson, and with Tony Allen (hamstring) ailing there's nothing to stop Leonard from having a huge series. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points in 27 minutes tonight, Patty Mills and Kevin Martin both scored double-digits off the bench, and the Spurs cruised to a 106-74 victory in Game 1.
Apr 17 - 10:38 PM

Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, as expected.

Head coach Gregg Popovich will be giving all of his main guys the night off on the second night of a back-to-back set Wednesday, and it'll likely be Kyle Anderson moving into the starting five tonight sans Leonard. Kevin Martin and Jonathan Simmons also figure to earn some extended minutes, and Anderson and Martin make for the best daily leagues targets out of that group.

The Spurs will rest several key players on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks, including Kawhi Leonard.

The Spurs needed overtime to win vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, but this was the plan all along. In addition to Leonard, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and possibly a couple others will be rested as well, barring a late surprise. Leonard scored 26 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on Tuesday, and he will finish the season as the third best player in standard leagues behind Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Expect Kyle Anderson to log heavy minutes vs. the Mavs.

Kawhi Leonard had a rare off-night offensively vs. the Warriors, shooting 7-of-22 from the field to finish with 20 points, 13 boards, five assists, three blocks and two steals.

The Warriors' offense gets all of the attention but they also rank fifth in defensive efficiency, allowing just 101.0 points per 100 possessions. Kawhi shot an uncharacteristic 1-of-10 outside of the paint tonight, and he'll be eager to get back on track vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.
Apr 10 - 9:42 PM

The Spurs are not expected to rest their starters on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

This is just a reminder and it's worth noting that coach Gregg Popovich has said several times that he plans on playing his studs tonight. This means that we can expect Tony Parker, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge to play as the Spurs try to ruin the Warriors' chase for a record and remain undefeated at home this season.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 10 - 11:51 AM

Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, Danny Green and Manu Ginobili will all be rested on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

The only notable player not on this list is Tim Duncan. Coach Gregg Popovich hinted on Thursday that some rest was coming, so this isn't a surprise. Expect Leonard and the rest of these guys to be back in the lineup on Sunday vs. the Warriors. Kyle Anderson will benefit the most without Leonard, while Jonathon Simmons should see more minutes as well.

Kawhi Leonard is likely to be rested on Friday after a 23-point effort on Thursday during a 112-101 loss to Golden State, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He's had some trouble against the Warriors, but this might have been his best effort against them. Expect Kyle Anderson to get Leonard's minutes on Friday with Jonathon Simmons getting some run at the three, too.
Apr 8 - 1:46 AM

Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-14 shots for 18 points, eight rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Jazz.

Leonard was fine and hit the game-winner, even though his shot wasn't falling. Be sure to make sure he's active for Thursday's game at Golden State, as Gregg Popovich may elect to bench his studs in that one.
Apr 6 - 12:44 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 33 points during a 102-95 win over the Raptors on Saturday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

It's the first time Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge both scored 30 points in the same game. The Spurs remain the only undefeated at home this season and they only have two more home games to go. Although, those two will not be easy against the Warriors and Thunder. As for Kawhi, he's likely going to rest in a couple road games, so his owners will have to keep their eyes peeled.
Apr 2 - 11:41 PM