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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 was incredible during a 110-108 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a playoff career-high 43 points with eight rebounds, three assists, six blocks and seven 3-pointers.
His fourth quarter was one for the ages, scoring the Spurs' final 16 points in regulation. The Grizzlies were throwing doubles at him for most of his halfcourt sets and coach David Fizdale mentioned he pulled out all the stops to try and stop him. "I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said after the game. Leonard's offense has been unreal in this series as he matched his playoff career-high 32 in Game 1, set a new career high in Game 2 with 37, and followed that up with this explosion. He did struggle a bit in overtime with some offensive mistakes, so maybe he is human after all. Regardless, this is Exhibit A for anyone who wants to argue Kawhi is the best player in the NBA. Apr 22 - 11:40 PM

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Kawhi Leonard scored just 18 points during a 105-94 loss to the Grizzlies in Game 3 on Thursday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He made 6-of-11 from the field and all four free throws, so he was still efficient. The Grizzlies were more aggressive on Kawhi when he was on the perimeter, which somewhat explains the dip in usage. Luckily for coach David Fizdale, they were able to keep Kawhi from getting to the line, so we won't get a "take that for data" rant today. Even the best robots have off days, so expect Kawhi to get a software upgrade for Game 4 on Saturday.
Apr 21 - 12:20 AM

Coach David Fizdale said coach Gregg Popovich found a way to get a robot on an NBA roster with Kawhi Leonard.

"He stood beside me and wasn't breathing," Fizdale said of Leonard. "He bleeds antifreeze." The Kawhitron 2000 is a learning computer with a neural-net processor sent to planet earth to dominate basketball games. Kidding aside, Kawhi is absolutely ridiculous so far in these playoffs, scoring 34.5 points per game on a pristine 85.6 true shooting percentage.
Apr 20 - 2:35 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored a playoff career-high 37 points in Monday's 96-82 Game 2 win over the Grizzlies, giving the Spurs a 2-0 series lead.

The Grizzlies really miss Tony Allen (calf). Leonard finished 9-of-14 from the field and added 11 rebounds and two assists, and he also set the franchise record for most free throws made without a miss (19-of-19) -- Tim Duncan was the previous record holder (15-of-15). Leonard had 32 points with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in Game 1, and he's now shooting 71.4 percent from the field in this series.
Apr 18 - 12:24 AM

Kawhi Leonard set a new playoff career-high five assists and matched his best with 32 points during an easy 111-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in just 32 minutes.

He scored 15 points in the third quarter to match Memphis' scoring output as a team in that frame and is really just unfair. Heck, even coach Gregg Popovich gave him credit after the game. "That's what star players do," Pop said after the game. Leonard made 11-of-14 from the field and all nine free throws, so it's abundantly clear the Grizzlies will miss Tony Allen (calf) a whole lot. There figures to be a lot of garbage time in this series, but Leonard is going to feast in the first three quarters. It looks like the Spurs will be just fine without Tim Duncan.
Apr 15 - 11:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard played 31 minutes in the Spurs' final regular-season game, posting 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

"Tonight's gotta be a good workout," Gregg Popovich said before the game. "Nobody's gonna play until Saturday or Sunday." Kawhi wasn't up to his usual standards tonight, but it's far better than the DNP-CD most owners probably expected to see with San Antonio's playoff position locked in.
Apr 13 - 12:15 AM

Kawhi Leonard hit eight of his 11 field-goal attempts to finish with 18 points, one steal and a blocked shot in 20 minutes Monday in Portland.

Leonard is not resting, per head coach Gregg Popovich, although he was limited to just 20 minutes in a tight game. So technically, he rested plenty during the game. The points were nice, but he contributed very little else for fantasy owners.
Apr 11 - 1:00 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers during a 98-87 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

The Spurs likely would've been blown out if not for Kawhi's strong third quarter, and they just didn't have anything else on the offensive end. After the game, coach Gregg Popovich said he's not going to rest his players the rest of the way, and also he wants to get his playoff rotation in order before the postseason. That suggests we should see plenty of Kawhi usage.
Apr 9 - 12:16 AM

Kawhi Leonard (rest) is expected to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He went through warmups and presumably he's all set for this one. Leonard could definitely have a minutes limit, though.
Apr 8 - 8:17 PM

Kawhi Leonard (rest), LaMarcus Aldridge (rest), Pau Gasol (rest), Manu Ginobili (quad), Danny Green (quad) and Dejounte Murray will not play against the Mavs on Friday.

Tony Parker dropped a hint that the Spurs would go heavy on the rest and it turned out to be true. Also on Wednesday, Leonard said he did't want to rest, but Parker said resting was a good idea and obviously coach Gregg Popovich feels the same way. With Kawhi out, it'll be a suddenly improving Kyle Anderson likely to pick up most of the small forward minutes. There should also be plenty of Jonathon Simmons at the three as well.
Apr 6 - 4:06 PM

Kawhi Leonard did not play in the second half during a 102-95 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 11 points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes.

After playing 40 minutes on Tuesday, coach Gregg Popovich kept Leonard's minutes down in a back-to-back set. The Spurs came out flat early and were even down 40-14 at one point. With the Spurs basically locked in as the No. 2 seed, there's a very good chance Leonard gets another night off. That night could be Friday in Dallas, so check back for an update. For what it's worth, Kawhi said he'd prefer not to rest while Tony Parker said he would like Kawhi to rest because the Spurs will need his energy.
Apr 6 - 12:00 AM

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge did not start the second half against the Lakers on Wednesday.

This is basically a half Pop after Kawhi played 40 minutes on Tuesday night. The Spurs have basically nothing to play for now, so expect to see Kawhi get another game off going forward.
Apr 5 - 9:49 PM

Gregg Popovich said he will not be resting any of his main guys for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Danny Green (quad), Manu Ginobili (quad) and Dejounte Murray (groin) are out with actual injuries, but aside from that, everyone else will be available. If you're a Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge or Pau Gasol owner, feel free to get those guys active.

Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points in Tuesday's 95-89 overtime win over the Grizzlies.

Kawhi did have a scary head-to-head collision with Mike Conley, but he was able to stay in the game and came away with just a minor headache. He logged 40 minutes on the night and shot 10-of-24 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. The Spurs have five games in the next eight days and play the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back set on Wednesday, so his owners should be prepared for a DNP or two or moving forward.
Apr 5 - 12:32 AM

Kawhi Leonard informed the Spurs that he doesn't want to rest in the final six games of the season.

That's cool and all, but the reality is that that decision isn't up to the superstar forward. Beginning on Tuesday, the Spurs have six games in the final nine days of the regular season and that includes two back-to-back sets, so Leonard's owners should be expecting at least one DNP moving forward.
Apr 3 - 12:33 PM

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