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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/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
Contract: view contract details

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Kawhi Leonard is making solid progress in his recovery from the sprained left ankle he sustained during the Western Conference Finals.
"He’s done some training, but I don’t think anybody’s pushing him to get back on the floor this time of year," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Monday. "It’s a good time, emotionally and physically, to take a break." Leonard is taking things slowly, which is perfectly understandable at this point in the calendar year, but there's no reason to believe that a sprained ankle suffered in May will impact his status for the 2017-18 season. He'll be an easy top-5 selection on draft day. Jun 19 - 3:45 PM

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Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 4 on Monday vs. the Warriors

He was never expected to play and was previously considered doubtful. With the Spurs trailing the Warriors 3-0, this could be the end of Leonard's season. Expect to see a lot of Jonathon Simmons tonight with Kyle Anderson picking up some extra minutes as well.
May 22 - 7:18 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hinted that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

"If he's unable to play yesterday, I don't think there's going to be a miraculous healing by tomorrow," Popovich said at Sunday's practice. Popovich added that "it wouldn't make much sense" to play Leonard at less than 100 percent, especially with his team trailing 3-0. Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson will pick up Leonard's minutes and will try to help the Spurs avoid a series sweep.
May 21 - 1:25 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will not play in Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

A brutal blow for the Spurs, who need to win Game 3 if they have any chance of salvaging this series. The fact that Leonard has already been ruled out this early on Saturday isn't an encouraging sign regarding his chances of suiting up for Game 4, which will be played on Monday. Jonathon Simmons will draw another start in place of Kawhi. Simmons played well in Game 2, scoring a team-high 22 points. Kyle Anderson will also see an uptick in minutes. San Antonio will desperately need LaMarcus Aldridge to step up and carry the load offensively.
May 20 - 11:40 AM

Both Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are expecting Kawhi Leonard (ankle) to play in Game 3 on Saturday.

"No doubt in my mind," Green said. Obviously, theses opinions don't mean much, but it's a slow day. Leonard had plenty of treatment on Thursday and he said if he feels good, he'll play. Expect an update on Kawhi at shootaround on Saturday morning. He'll likely be a game-time decision.
May 19 - 4:04 PM

The Spurs are officially listing Kawhi Leonard (ankle) as questionable for Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

Speaking with reporters, Leonard said his ankle is feeling "better" but did not sound overly optimistic. "It's still not ready... I could be feeling way better." When asked if he thought he would be able to play on Saturday, Leonard replied: "We'll see how it feels tomorrow." We should get another update Saturday morning after shootaround, but at this point, it appears we may be heading towards a game-time decision. Jonathon Simmons would once again be asked to shoulder an increased load if Kawhi is unable to play.
May 19 - 12:14 PM

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) "didn't do much, if anything, on the court" at Thursday's practice according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

The Spurs will likely keep Leonard's availability close to their chest as long as they can, so don't expect a real update until Saturday. Pau Gasol said Leonard was "sitting nicely on the sideline," but did hint that he's making progress. If Leonard sits out in Game 3 on Saturday, Jonathon Simmons will be the clear winner after scoring a team-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Game 2. Kyle Anderson and Dejounte Murray would also benefit.
May 18 - 1:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

No surprise here, as Leonard was previously considered doubtful. Game 3 isn't until Saturday which will give Leonard several days to rest up, but coach Gregg Popovich said that his superstar forward will likely be listed as questionable. Jonathon Simmons will start in Game 2 and is the big winner in fantasy formats, but Kyle Anderson, Dejounte Murray and Manu Ginobili should also get a bump.
May 16 - 7:50 PM

An MRI taken on Kawhi Leonard's left ankle revealed no structural damage.

While this is obviously good news, the Spurs are still listing Leonard as doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday. If he sits out as expected, he will then have several days to rest up for Game 3 in San Antonio on Saturday. Expect Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray to pick up the slack on Tuesday.
May 15 - 7:14 PM

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) isn't expected to play in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Tuesday according to coach Gregg Popovich.

Leonard was undergoing an MRI while Popovich was speaking, so we might get another update later today. The two-way superstar has rolled his ankle a few times this week, so the Spurs may hold him out for Game 2 because Game 3 isn't until May 20 in San Antonio -- that would give him an additional five days of rest. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson and Manu Ginobili will all have to step up, with Simmons offering the most upside in DFS. The Spurs would also have to use more two-PG lineups which would benefit Dejounte Murray.
May 15 - 1:44 PM

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) will have an MRI Sunday night on his left ankle.

This isn't a surprise for a guy who has rolled his ankle three times this week, which is by far the roughest stretch of ankle injuries he's had of his career. Leonard didn't have much of a limp and didn't have anything on his ankle besides some tape. For now, he's likely looking at a game-time call. While the Spurs did sit him in Game 6, it may be tougher to do so against the Warriors in a 0-1 hole. If he's out, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray will have to step up.
May 14 - 7:15 PM

Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) will not return to Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday.

Ouch. The Spurs rule him out within 10 minutes in real time from the second ankle roll of the day. Leonard was able to put weight on his ankle as he went to the locker room, but he did need some assistance. He was carrying this team on both ends during this game, finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 24 minutes. The Spurs were crushing the Warriors, but losing Kawhi is huge and the Warriors knew it with a 16-0 run after Kawhi went down. We'll see a ton of Jonathon Simmons with more Manu Ginobili and Dejounte Murray.
May 14 - 5:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard (left ankle) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Sunday.

His left ankle is taking a beating today. Leonard was slightly favoring his left ankle in the first quarter and he was in a groove in the second quarter, but he stepped on David Lee's foot while Lee was on the bench. A few minutes later, Leonard also rolled his left ankle as Zaza Pachulia was defending him. He did need some help to the locker room and considering this ankle kept him out of Game 6, he might get the rest of the day off. We'll have an update shortly.
May 14 - 5:12 PM

Kawhi Leonard will start against the Warriors in Game 1 on Sunday.

He's had plenty of time to get ready for this one with four days off since his ankle sprain on Tuesday. Leonard hasn't seen too much of the peak Warriors and has actually played just seven minutes all year against their Mega Death lineup with Andre Iguodala in for Zaza Pachulia with the rest of the starters. Jonathon Simmons should still be a huge factor in this series while Kawhi is going to have to go off for the Spurs to have a chance.
May 14 - 2:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard (ankle) is listed as probable on San Antonio's injury report for Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

This doesn't mean much because coach Gregg Popovich already said Leonard would play after going through practice on Saturday. The Spurs will likely update his status during shootaround, but it seems like a lock that the two-way superstar will be ready to go. Jonathon Simmons' ceiling won't be as high with Leonard active, but he should still get plenty of burn and is a nice value option in DFS.
May 14 - 9:37 AM

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