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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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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he's pleased with Kawhi Leonard's development this season.
While Leonard's fantasy owners may not share Pop's sentiment, the Spurs head coach is happy with Leonard's development this year. "He has improved every year. He has had a strange year this year with all the injuries, but he is a sponge," said Popovich. "He learns, he is a hard worker and he is keeping his mindset. He is playing defense and rebounding for us, which we really need at that three position, and then scoring on top of it. We are really happy with what he is doing." Despite his injury-plagued season, Leonard is averaging career-highs in points and rebounds and is poised for a strong finish to the fantasy season. Mar 5 - 1:44 PM

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Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win.

Tonight was the night the all-cat freaks came out, as Leonard, Draymond Green and Nicolas Batum all played well, which hasn't happened consistently this season.
Mar 5 - 1:57 AM

Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule.
Feb 28 - 11:44 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase.
Feb 26 - 2:34 AM

Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

"You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors.
Feb 23 - 11:40 AM

Kawhi Leonard played just 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-7 from the field.

There's something up with shot selection these days. Leonard didn't take any shots from within eight feet tonight and missing jumper after jumper has been a problem lately, which resulted in a comment from his coach during the game tonight. "Last night he was doing an impression of Kyle Korver. That's not who he is," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard is too good and Pop is too smart for this to continue. His owners can just sit tight and wait for the monster lines to come. If you don't own him, try to see if his owner is worried.
Feb 21 - 3:51 AM

Kawhi Leonard made just 1-of-11 from the field for four points with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He is struggling on the offensive end right now and this was one of his worst games in a long time. In his last four games, Leonard made just 12-of-52 (23.1 percent from the field. The vast majority of his misses were jump shots tonight, which was the story in his previous three because he missed 20 of his 23 jumpers in that span. Leonard will likely get back to being more of a close-range guy and he's still filling the stat sheet in other areas, so try to buy low if you can.
Feb 20 - 1:49 AM

Kawhi Leonard made just 2-of-12 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

After being in the top seven for efficiency among qualifiers last season, Kawhi has seen a major dip in that department. However, his usage is up and his involvement in half-court sets has raised his fantasy ceiling in a big way for DFS. He was a top-10 player after the break last season and that could definitely happen again this season. Besides, those defensive numbers won't be slumping.
Feb 11 - 10:41 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored just 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Raptors, adding five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

It was a disappointing night by his standards, but James Johnson's defense had a lot to do with Leonard's poor shooting performance. After averaging 22 points over his last three games, Leonard's owners should cut him some slack here. As long as he can stay healthy, he is going to be an elite fantasy asset the rest of the way as the Spurs look to solidify their spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
Feb 8 - 10:47 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting (including a career-high five threes) with four rebounds, four assists and three steals in the Spurs' 98-85 win over the Heat on Friday.

It's not hard to see what fantasy owners have been excited about for the better part of two years and he seemingly just needs to stay on the floor to maintain elite status. Over the last month he has been the No. 9 and 13 fantasy producer in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively.
Feb 7 - 4:14 AM

Kawhi Leonard had 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block on 7-of-9 shooting in 38 minutes on Wednesday.

This was possibly the most efficient of the night and he's now averaging 17.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 85 percent from the line. His ankle and hand injuries have quickly become a distant memory, and he's just rolling people now.
Feb 5 - 1:27 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding five boards, three steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

It was the most points he had scored since Dec. 1 against the 76ers, and he also tied his season-high of four 3-pointers tonight. As long as Leonard remains healthy, he's going to be an elite fantasy asset for the rest of the season.
Feb 1 - 1:13 AM

Kawhi Leonard played just 23 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

Coach Gregg Popovich said he wanted to roll with Cory Joseph down the stretch and kept Leonard on the bench because of it. Kawhi was filling it up before tonight in his games since returning from injury, averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 31.3 minutes per game. If you can try to buy low from one game, go for it. Kawhi is a stud.
Jan 29 - 1:13 AM

Kawhi Leonard briefly left Sunday's game against the Bucks with a tweaked ankle, but returned shortly after to the tune of 19 points, 14 boards, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He was in the locker room for just a few minutes and didn't appear to be limited at all by his ankle. It's possible that he deals with some swelling in the coming days, but the Spurs are off until Wednesday so he should have plenty of time to recover. This is the kind of stat line that Leonard can put up on any given night, so it looks like he will continue to reward his patient owners for the rest of the way.
Jan 25 - 10:01 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Spurs' 99-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

So far so good with regard to Leonard's hand and obviously if he's on the floor the production is going to be there. He's returning top 20-25 value on a per-game basis so far.
Jan 24 - 4:06 AM