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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Contract: view contract details

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Kawhi Leonard stated during a recent interview that he would like to be named an All-Star and regular-season MVP.
"I want to to be an [NBA] All-Star and MVP of the regular-season," said Leonard. "I’m trying to be one of the greatest players so whatever level that consists of is where I want to take my game." Leonard already has earned Finals MVP honors, and Defensive Player of the Year, so why not add an All-Star selection and regular-season MVP to the list? He averaged 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals, 1.0 three-pointer and 0.8 blocks per game through 64 games last season, and he'll make for a fine early-round selection on draft day. Aug 19 - 1:25 PM

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Kawhi Leonard is expected to join Team USA at their minicamp in Vegas this August.

Leonard didn't join up with Team USA for the past couple of years due to injuries and rest, but it sounds like that trend will come to an end. He recently signed a five-year deal worth more than $90 million, and it will be a lot of fun to see his game continue to grow in San Antonio. Leonard averaged 16.5 points, 7.2 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.8 blocks, 2.3 steals and 1.0 3-pointers per game last season, and if he can stay healthy he will continue to be an elite asset in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 12:01 PM

Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs have agreed on the framework of a five-year contract worth more than $90 million.

Even this maximum-salary contract is a relative bargain for the Spurs, who locked up the reigning Defensive Player of the Year for roughly $18 million per season as he heads into his prime. Details haven't been disclosed but the deal is expected to include an early termination option for the 2019-20 season. With Leonard secured for the foreseeable future the Spurs can turn their full attention to coveted FA LaMarcus Aldridge -- yes, Kawhi will be at the meeting to lure him to San Antonio.
Jul 1 - 12:07 AM

Kawhi Leonard's five-year, max contract that he will receive from the Spurs this offseason will reportedly include an early-termination option after the fourth season.

Leonard isn't interested in signing a short-term deal to again hit the open market in 2016 when the salary cap is expected to rise dramatically, so the contract he signs this offseason is going to look like a major bargain for the Spurs in just a few seasons. Once the Spurs lockup Leonard, they will reportedly shift their focus towards bringing LaMarcus Aldridge to San Antonio, and there's a legitimate chance they land the former face of the Trail Blazers' franchise.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 5:23 PM

The Spurs will go "as far over the cap as necessary" to re-sign Kawhi Leonard this summer.

Leonard, a restricted free agent, will be getting a new max deal for his efforts over the last two seasons. Although there are several questions about the future of the Spurs and what the roster might look like, Leonard's place on this club isn't one of them. He'll be the epicenter of the roster for the foreseeable future as Gregg Popovich's next star.
Jun 22 - 8:39 AM

Kawhi Leonard hit just 13-of-44 shots over the Spurs' final three games of the first round vs. the Clippers.

Leonard also only had eight total steals in the seven-game series, and he didn't have one over the final four games. After struggling with a ligament injury in his hand earlier in the season, Leonard was brilliant down the stretch and it helped earn him Defensive Player of the Year honors. It would be shocking if Leonard's restricted free agency ended with anything except him earning a max deal to be the new face of the San Antonio Spurs.
May 4 - 9:33 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 13 points on 5-of-13 from the field with 10 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

It wasn't his best game and he didn't do a great job defending in this series. Leonard attempted 16 shots per game in the postseason in 36 minutes per outing, which bodes well for his prospects next season. Coach Gregg Popovich kept his word last year that he'd use Kawhi more in offensive sets this season, so expect him to be a huge part of the offense next season. He's obviously a first-round target in fantasy drafts and there's really nothing wrong with grabbing him in the top five at this point.
May 2 - 11:04 PM

Kawhi Leonard had one of his worst games in a long time during a loss to the Clippers on Thursday, making 3-of-15 from the field for 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

He's coming off a sub-par game from Tuesday night and most of his shots were not even really close. Leonard was easily the best Spur for the first four games of the series with some very efficient scoring. Now, he'll really need to get it figured out for Game 7 in Los Angeles on Saturday.
May 1 - 12:41 AM

Kawhi Leonard followed up Friday's career game with another sparkling performance on Sunday, finishing with 26 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one block and zero turnovers.

He reached the 40-minute mark for only the third time this season and continues to establish himself as a go-to offensive weapon in addition to being the league's Defensive Player of the Year. A pair of clutch 3-pointers from Kawhi kept his team competitive down the stretch, but the Spurs' defeat means they've again ceded homecourt advantage to the Clippers.
Apr 26 - 7:48 PM

Kawhi Leonard isn't expected to pursue offer sheets when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer, as the Spurs are planning on offering him a max contract.

Leonard is quickly becoming one of the top players in the NBA due to his contributions on both sides of the court, so it's not surprising in the slightest that he is expected to get a max deal. The Spurs took a 2-1 series lead over the Clippers on Friday night thanks to a career-high 32 points from Leonard, and he also added four boards, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers to his name. Spiderman is going to be a fantasy stud for many years to come, and he is going to be off the board early in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 25 - 9:13 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points on 13-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Spurs 100-73 Game 3 win over the Clippers on Friday.

We're going to float Spiderman out there as a nickname and see if it sticks. He was the best player on the floor tonight and it wasn't close, as we see the blossoming of a top-10 NBA player before our eyes. Tim Duncan added four points, seven boards, four assists, one steal and three blocks in the blowout win.
Apr 25 - 12:00 AM

Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2014-15 Defensive Player of the Year.

Leonard finished ahead of Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Davis, and Rudy Gobert, respectively, on his way to winning his first DPOY Award. After a slow start to the 2014-15 season, Leonard was still able to finish as a top-25 player in standard fantasy leagues and should be a popular early-round pick next season. Now the only thing to do is keep an eye on Draymond Green's Twitter feed.
Apr 23 - 10:19 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points against the Clippers on Wednesday with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

This time last year, we were just starting to see the Kawhi ISO plays and he's really grown as a scorer. Leonard also made it very tough on the wings for the Clippers tonight and he also was guarding Chris Paul during this game. It's hard to overrate Kawhi and he's arguably a top-five player in the NBA for his contributions on both sides of the ball.
Apr 23 - 2:08 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 18 points during a Game 1 loss on Sunday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with six boards, three assists and four steals.

Kawhi also turned the ball over four times and missed three of his six FT attempts, finishing with a team-worst +/- rating at -21. That might be a first. The No. 6 seed Spurs lack homecourt advantage and they trail 0-1 in the series with Game 2 looming on Wednesday. The Rockets in 1995 were the last No. 6 seed to win an NBA championship, with a roster that included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry.
Apr 20 - 1:58 AM

Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP against the Rockets during a 110-98 win on Wednesday scoring 20 points with three rebounds, two assists and four steals in 35 minutes.

It's his sixth 20-point game in his last seven, which is double his entire total from the 2013-14 regular season (three). In fact, Tony Parker had some serious praise for Kawhi following the game. "Sometimes I don't see the ball for a long time, but Kawhi is playing unbelievable," Parker said. "And it's going to be Kawhi's team anyway. Like Timmy transitioned to Manu, Manu transitioned to me, now it's going to be transitioned to Kawhi. I'll try my best to stay aggressive and be involved. But Kawhi's going to be the man." Yes he is, Mr. Parker. Yes he is.
Apr 9 - 1:12 AM