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Kawhi Leonard | Guard/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
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Kawhi Leonard (eye) is out for Monday's game and is dealing with a "strong strain" of the virus in his eye, according to coach Gregg Popovich.
"He had a really strong strain of whatever virus it is," Popovich said. "He's still out and they're going to re-evaluate [Tuesday]." Leonard is expected to miss much of the preseason and he is questionable to start the season. There has been no indication that he has anything seriously wrong with his eye, so he shouldn't be knocked down your draft board because of his illness. Oct 20 - 7:17 PM

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Kawhi Leonard (eye) will miss the remainder of the preseason, and is questionable for the regular season opener on October 28.

"Kawhi Leonard is still out, for 10 more days," Gregg Popovich said before tipoff of Saturday’s game. "[The infection] is going back and forth between the two [eyes]. It’s crazy." This infection is not considered serious, and we'd bet that Kawhi is on the probable side of questionable for the regular season opener vs. Dallas. Leonard was magnificent during the Spurs title-run last season, and he figures to be a late-first, early-second round selection in standard leagues.
Oct 19 - 11:18 AM

Kawhi Leonard's right eye infection has spread to his left eye and he will miss Saturday's game against the Heat.

He could miss the rest of the preseason and this doesn't sound good. To be clear, it doesn't sound serious and we would still expect him to be in the lineup on opening night. If anything, maybe this will cause his draft value to slide into the mid-second round.
Oct 18 - 6:49 PM

Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) missed practice on Monday and will not travel for Thursday's game in Phoenix.

He missed Saturday's game with the same illness and it's not considered serious. Leonard was used in several different offensive situations in his one preseason game, so we're eager to see if coach Gregg Popovich will continue to allow Kawhi to blossom. He's worth a look at the turn of the first and second rounds of standard drafts.
Oct 13 - 1:04 PM

Kawhi Leonard missed Saturday's game due to an eye infection according to Coach Popovich during Saturday's post-game interview.

He is expected to be fine and the Spurs were more than likely being cautious with their young star. Leonard is poised for a big season and should be targeted in late-first, early second rounds.
Oct 11 - 4:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard did not play on Saturday against Fenerbahce.

There is no word of an injury and Leonard is probably just getting a day off. Coach Gregg Popovich counted on him heavily for offense in the opener and his offensive role is likely to grow this season. If anything comes up as to why he missed the game, we'll let you know.
Oct 11 - 2:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard made 4-of-10 from the field and all six attempts from the line against Alba Berlin on Wednesday for 14 points with seven boards, four steals and one block in 29 minutes.

It seemed obvious that coach Gregg Popovich told Kawhi to be as aggressive as he wants to be. Leonard rarely attempted fadeaway shots last year, but that was on display today along with a slew of other new weapons. His usage and minutes will likely go up, which could make him a fantasy monster after he turned in mid-first round value after the break last season.
Oct 8 - 4:39 PM

Gregg Popovich will begin preaching consistency to Kawhi Leonard.

"I'm probably going to talk to him more about consistency now," Popovich said. "To be in that top echelon of players, it's a huge responsibility to come and do it every night. That's what I want to see him do now, defensively and offensively." Kawhi is primed for an even larger role with the Spurs this season after taking home the Finals MVP trophy last season, and his all-around game makes him deserving of a late-first, early-second round selection.
Sep 28 - 10:01 AM

Coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard will have "huge responsibility to play great every night" this season.

Coach Pop has previously said he's going to draw more plays up for Leonard, which isn't a surprise. He was seventh in the NBA for effective field goal percentage last season and his unassisted field goals rose to 50 percent in the postseason, so he could make a huge leap this season. Obviously the Spurs aren't going to ask him to be a 20-point-per-game scorer because it's not their style, but his stats translate well enough to consider him at the end of the first round in fantasy leagues.
Sep 26 - 12:47 PM

Kawhi Leonard said he just left the Larry O'Brien trophy in his living room in San Diego for a couple days.

"I didn’t have any time to do anything with it," Leonard said. "My workout schedule is crazy." Danny Green brought it to a parade, Manu Ginobili brought it to a family BBQ, and Matt Bonner brought it to a music festivtal, but Kawhi didn't want to mess up his three-a-day workout schedule. He was phenomenal in the playoffs as the Finals MVP and big things are coming from him in his upcoming contract year.
Aug 18 - 9:38 AM

Kawhi Leonard said his knees are 100 percent.

He missed some time two seasons ago with quadriceps tendinitis, also known as jumper's knee. Leonard didn't miss any games due to knee pain last season and he could take yet another leap in his age-23 season.
Aug 3 - 8:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard has chosen to rest this offseason, and he will not participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Leonard has certainly earned the opportunity to rest after winning a championship, and Finals MVP trophy with the Spurs last season. Team USA will be without one of their premier defenders, but with guys like Paul George and Kevin Durant looking to fill the void, Team USA will still remain the overwhelming favorites to win the tournament.
Jul 14 - 10:33 AM

Kawhi Leonard is eligible for an extension on July 1 and the most the Spurs could offer him would be a five-year, $79 million deal.

He made just $3.1 million last year and severely outplayed that contract on his way to the Finals MVP. Leonard is going to be a bigger part of the offense next season and the Spurs may want to give him his long-term deal now or else he'd become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015.
Jun 20 - 10:10 AM

Coach Gregg Popovich said he will start calling plays for Kawhi Leonard soon.

Surprisingly, he said called zero plays for Leonard this season and everything Leonard gets has just come out of the flow of the offense. Leonard was remarkably efficient in the Finals and was able to account for 17.8 points per game on just 9.8 shots, so more chances to score makes him even more dangerous. He was a top-five player in fantasy leagues upon his return from a finger injury on Feb. 26, so he'll be highly targeted in fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 10:02 AM

Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP on Sunday, having averaged 17.8 points on 61.2 percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks while playing terrific defense on LeBron James throughout the series.

True to form, when Kawhi accepted the Bill Russell MVP award he deferred credit for his breakout series to his coaches and teammates. At 22 years old, Kawhi became the youngest Finals MVP since Tim Duncan won the award in 1999, and he's proved to be an absolute steal for the Spurs, who traded away George Hill to acquire him on draft day in 2011. His NBA future is extraordinarily bright, and fantasy owners should consider him as a first-round option next season.
Jun 15 - 11:07 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Cory Joseph
3Bryce Cotton
4Patty Mills
SG1Danny Green
2Marco Belinelli
3Manu Ginobili
4Austin Daye
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1Tim Duncan
2Boris Diaw
3Jeff Ayres
C1Tiago Splitter
2Matt Bonner