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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
Contract: view contract details

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Kawhi Leonard said he focused on becoming a leader during the offseason to prepare for life without Tim Duncan.
"Just becoming a leader," Leonard said. "Just making sure I know what’s going on on the floor in every position. Just being ready to really get my mentality at leading this group this year, that’s pretty much it." Leonard was dominant last season and finished as the third best player in standard leagues, averaging 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 50.6 percent shooting from the field. He's a stud and standard-league owners should feel comfortable taking him in the first round. Sep 28 - 12:33 AM

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Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in the Summer Olympics, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

Team USA will have to turn elsewhere without the Defensive Player of the Year on their roster, but it's unlikely Spurs fans are upset about this news. Leonard will now be able to focus on the 2016-17 season and will head into the fall as a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jun 23 - 1:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard was unanimously selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team on Wednesday.

He had 260 points with the 130 ballots all giving him two points for the first-team nod. Draymond Green (251 points), DeAndre Jordan (137), Avery Bradley (149) and Chris Paul (148) rounded out the first unit. Leonard will be on the All-Defensive First Team for a long, long time.
May 25 - 3:07 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points on 9-of-23 shooting in Game 6, but the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs after a 113-99 loss.

The Spurs trailed by 24 at the half and never recovered despite a nice rally in the fourth quarter. Leonard added nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes, and he spent a lot of time guarding Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in this series despite playing through a knee issue. Leonard was a top-three asset in standard 9-cat leagues this season, so he's going to be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts for many years to come.
May 12 - 11:49 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points on 12-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

He was everywhere tonight with a total of five steals, but the Spurs just couldn't get it done in the fourth quarter and were outscored 26-19. Leonard added six rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer, and he now has as many double-digit scoring playoff games (57) in his career as George Gervin which ties him for sixth in Spurs' history. San Antonio is down 3-2 in the series with Game 6 coming up on Thursday in OKC.
May 10 - 11:17 PM

Kawhi Leonard said that he "kept pushing through" his knee injury after Enes Kanter crashed into his left knee.

Leonard struggled after surviving the scare, so it's something to keep an eye on moving forward. "It’s the playoffs," Leonard said. "Everybody is really physical, but I’m just playing through it." Although it doesn't sound like Leonard will be limited in Game 4 and beyond, this development certainly adds an interesting wrinkle into what has already been an unbelievable second round series between San Antonio and Oklahoma City. For now, we're leaving Leonard off of the injury report.
May 9 - 10:50 AM

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 21 points (7-of-19 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) during Sunday's Game 4 defeat, adding six rebounds, four steals and two assists in 40 minutes.

Leonard survived an injury scare when Enes Kanter crashed into his left knee, but it didn't appear to hamper him down the stretch. LaMarcus Aldridge also had a relatively quiet night, posting 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting, and the Spurs' two offensive pillars will need more help from their teammates to reclaim the series lead on Tuesday -- outside of Kawhi, LaMarcus and Tony Parker, the Spurs scored a mere 34 points.
May 8 - 10:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP during a Game 3 100-96 win in Oklahoma City on Friday, scoring 31 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

His offense is elite to go with his back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards. His rebounding was also a big part of this win with a big O-board to help close this one out. This was his first 25-10 playoff game of his career and first double-double of this postseason. Leonard is getting some serious minutes and that will continue as long as the Spurs are in close games. He has more value in DFS in the playoffs than in the regular season.
May 7 - 12:31 AM

Kawhi Leonard made 7-of-18 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

It was not his best game on either end. Leonard played some power forward in this game with a lot of small-ball lineups for both teams. Prior to this dud, he was incredibly efficient in the previous five games, posting a 71.4 true shooting percentage. Leonard should bounce back in Game 3 on Friday.
May 3 - 12:20 AM

Kawhi Leonard made 10-of-13 from the field for 25 points in 22 minutes against the Thunder during a Game 1 win on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

He's won Defensive Player of the Year in the last two seasons, but Kawhi's offense was the story tonight. He made his first six shots from the field to help get him to 20 points in the first half. Kevin Durant simply couldn't guard him with his array of hesitation moves and he was awesome in transition. The Klaw will be dominating this series on both ends as a high-end DFS option.
Apr 30 - 10:56 PM

Tim Duncan implied during a recent interview that Kawhi Leonard does not get enough foul calls while he's on the court.

"He’s gotten to the point now where people are being a lot more physical with him, but people are still being allowed to get away with a whole lot of stuff," Duncan said. While Duncan is pleading his case for the officials to start blowing the whistle more often, Leonard did not seem overly concerned with how the refs officiating saying, "I don’t even think about it, really. I’m not playing to get fouls." He was phenomenal in his first-round series, and should continue to put up gaudy stat lines through San Antonio's second-round series against OKC.
Apr 27 - 1:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs sweep the Grizzlies with a 116-95 win on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven boards, four assists, two blocks, one steal and two treys.

He was coming off a dominant performance in Game 3 in which he scored 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks and six 3-pointers, and coach Gregg Popovich gushed about him prior to Game 4. "He’s not afraid to put himself in situations where the shots are big and the shots are important," Popovich said. Matt Barnes also had some nice words, saying that Leonard "is one of the best players in the NBA." Barring a miracle from the Mavericks, the Spurs will play the Thunder in the next round meaning Leonard will see a lot of Kevin Durant in the next couple weeks.
Apr 24 - 3:51 PM

Kawhi Leonard exploded during a Game 3 96-87 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 32 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, five blocks, six 3-pointers and no turnovers in in 42 minutes.

Say what? Leonard was unbelievably good on both ends to carry the Spurs to a 3-0 lead. The Spurs actually played a close game after blowing out the Grizzlies in Game 1 and 2. Leonard became the first player ever to score at least 30 points in a playoff game with four-plus steals, four-plus blocks and four-plus 3-pointers. Oh and he had no turnovers. He's pretty good.
Apr 23 - 12:27 AM

Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs take a 2-0 series lead with a 94-68 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three boards, two steals and one block.

With the game basically decided by the third quarter, Leonard only saw 27 minutes in the blowout. He just collected his Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight season on Monday and is going to be an absolute handful in the postseason for opposing teams the rest of the way. Assuming the Grizzlies can keep the game closer in Game 3 with the series shifting to Memphis, Leonard should have a much better fantasy line.
Apr 20 - 12:05 AM

Kawhi Leonard has been named the Defensive Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season.

This makes him the first non-center to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Dennis Rodman did it in 1989-90 and 1990-91. Leonard helped San Antonio lead the NBA in both points allowed (92.9 ppg) and defensive rating (96.6 points per 100 possessions). He finished the regular season with averages of 21.2 points, 6.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers, returning top-three value in standard 9-cat leagues. Draymond Green finished in second place for the second year in a row and Hassan Whiteside finished in third place.
Apr 18 - 9:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Kevin Martin
4Jonathon Simmons
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
3Livio Jean-Charles
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Matt Bonner