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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/Forward | #2

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
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Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points during a 106-98 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
The minutes continue to be there and it looks like for the second year in a row, Kawhi will play more minutes per game after the break than he did before it. Leonard also hinted that he won't be seeing a decrease in minutes based on the tough upcoming schedule. "It's going to get us mentally prepared," Leonard said. This tough stretch starts against the Cavs on Monday as the Spurs start a four-game week. Mar 25 - 11:56 PM

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Kawhi Leonard turned in 34 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Blazers.

It was a true 9-cat gem from Leonard, who also made 12-of-21 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with just two turnovers in 37 minutes. Tonight's loss dropped the Spurs a full game behind Golden State for the No. 1 seed and the league's best record, so there shouldn't be any concerns about DNPs during fantasy playoffs. Only Russell Westbrook and Karl-Anthony Towns have been more valuable since the All-Star break.
Mar 16 - 12:48 AM

Kawhi Leonard said he expects his workload to increase "a lot" while LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) is on the sidelines.

"It’s going to increase a lot," Leonard said of his workload sans Aldridge. "We’re missing a rebounder and another scorer that causes a double-team." Leonard’s usage spikes to 36.7 with Aldridge off the floor this season, and on Monday he busted loose for 31 points, five boards, four dimes, three triples and one block over 39 minutes on Monday, so it's clear that his stat sheet stuffing tendencies will be even more ridiculous moving forward with LMA watching from the sidelines.
Source: ESPN
Mar 14 - 3:10 PM

Kawhi Leonard (concussion) returned from a one-game absence in style, scoring 31 points in a 107-99 win over the Hawks on Monday.

With the win, the Spurs moved into a tie with the Warriors for the top seed in the West. Leonard shot 10-of-24 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line, adding five rebounds, four assists, one block and three triples in 39 minutes. With LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) out indefinitely, Leonard should be unfair the rest of the way -- he gets a 5.8 usage rate bump with Aldridge off the court.
Mar 14 - 12:41 AM

Kawhi Leonard (concussion) will play Monday vs. Atlanta.

The concussion will only end up forcing Leonard to spend one game on the sidelines, and with him back in action, Kyle Anderson should head back to the bench and there won't be quite as many minutes available for Jonathon Simmons. Leonard should be working with a hefty usage tonight sans LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) so feel free to get him active everywhere.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Aldrige, Parker and Murray off the floor this season, Leonard holds an elite 38.4% usage rate, a 4.9% bump on his season total. He'll take on a ton of offensive responsibility this evening and shouldn't be limited in terms of minutes coming off of a concussion, so he sets up as one of the premier GPP plays on the slate. Pau Gasol also sees a notable usage bump - 7.0% - with Aldridge, Parker and Murray off the court.

Kawhi Leonard (concussion) is officially questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hawks.

Gregg Popovich said on Saturday that he's "hopeful" Leonard will suit up, and he did some work on a stationary bike, but owners will need to wait for more information after the Spurs' shootaround. If Leonard sits out again, expect his usage to be spread around with Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson earning plenty of extra minutes.
Mar 12 - 9:50 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is "hopeful" that Kawhi Leonard (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

Leonard did some work on a stationary bike on Saturday which is a great sign, and coach Pop revealed that he's already on step two or three of the concussion protocol. The Spurs play four games next week and are 1.5 games behind the Warriors for the top seed, so hopefully he'll be cleared in time. As for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors, Patty Mills, Jonathon Simmons, David Lee and Pau Gasol are the winners in the short term.
Mar 11 - 6:51 PM

Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol) did some work on a stationary bike on Saturday.

This is definitely a positive sign to see him progress and is part of the return to participation protocol, but that's not always the case. For instance, Al Horford was running on a treadmill for his concussion back on Nov. 5, but he didn't play until Nov. 19. Basically, every case is different here, so it's tough to project when Kawhi will be back. Although, Kawhi's concussion didn't look nearly as bad and the team said he was fine after the game. For tonight, Patty Mills, Jonathon Simmons, David Lee and Pau Gasol should carry the offensive load.
Mar 11 - 3:01 PM

Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

Not good. The Spurs said he was fine after Thursday's loss to the Thunder, but now he will have to enter the protocol. He was hit in the head in the second half and the team said it was more of a shot to the mouth or cheek. Now, he's going to miss at least one game and could also miss Monday's game vs. the Hawks to start a four-game week. Kawhi has been hanging in the mid 30s for usage rate, so there will be plenty of usage to go around for guys like Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and basically everyone else. Danny Green also benefits while Jonathon Simmons and Patty Mills gain some value as pickups.
Mar 10 - 6:12 PM

The Spurs said Kawhi Leonard (head) is fine following his head injury on Thursday.

Bullet dodged. Leonard did not return from his shot to the head in the second half, but that may have been different had the Spurs had a chance to win in this double-digit loss. Leonard had probably his worst game since the break with his lowest output of 19 points, two boards and 40.0 percent from the field in those seven games. For now expect him to play on Saturday against the Warriors.
Mar 9 - 10:41 PM

Kawhi Leonard has a head injury and he will not return to Thursday's game against the Thunder.

Uh oh. Leonard was not on the bench for most of the fourth quarter and it's due to a shot to the head in the second half. The Spurs were getting blown out in this game, so getting ruled out isn't as concerning compared to other cases. Still, head injuries are not to be taken lightly and he should be considered questionable for Saturday in the big game against Golden State. Leonard finished with 19 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.
Mar 9 - 10:27 PM

Kawhi Leonard will start against the Thunder on Thursday.

The Spurs rested their candidate for MVP at home on Wednesday, so now the national audience will get to see just how amazing Leonard is right now. While he is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, you could make a case his offense has been better in the past two months. He's incredible.
Mar 9 - 7:38 PM

Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Sacramento.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, and a game that San Antonio should be able to win handily even without Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, so The Claw gets the night off. Kyle Anderson or Jonathan Simmons will likely replace Leonard in the starting five, and Simmons could be someone to look at as a potential DFS punt play if he does indeed draw the start. Leonard should be just fine for Thursday's showdown in OKC.

Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points in a thrilling 112-110 win over the Rockets on Monday for San Antonio's ninth straight win.

He's just insane. Leonard hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in regulation and then blocked James Harden on the next possession. He shot 12-of-18 from the field and 11-of-11 from the line, adding six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes. He is the only player in the NBA this season in the top-15 in offensive rating, defensive rating and usage percentage, and he deserves way more consideration for the MVP Award.
Mar 6 - 11:49 PM

Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP again during a 97-90 win over the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 34 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, six steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

He is dropping full 30-point lines like it's going out of style. Leonard also become the first player since 2014 to score more than 30 points, pick up more than five steals, grab at least 10 boards and hand out at least five assists in a game (James Harden). He's scored more than 30 points in 22 games this season, so he's just one shy of David Robinson's best of 23 from 1995-96. This guy just won't stop getting better.
Mar 5 - 12:51 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Bryn Forbes
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
3Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Joel Anthony