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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 won the battle against LeBron James during a thrilling 118-115 overtime victory in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring a career-high 41 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.
He's not a system player. He's a system, player. Leonard's offense has been better than his defense these days with six consecutive games of at least 30 points. He joins only George "The Iceman" Gervin as the only two in Spurs history to do that. Leonard wasn't expected to have a J coming out of college, but he posted a 58.7 effective field goal percentage on just his 92 jumpers alone in his last six. The Spurs are first in the NBA in offensive rating in that span and it's all about Kawhi. The Spurs are a Kawhi system these days. Jan 22 - 12:16 AM

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Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time.
Jan 20 - 12:24 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way.
Jan 17 - 11:08 PM

Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender.
Jan 14 - 9:42 PM

Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense.
Jan 13 - 12:04 AM

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) didn't play, so it's not a surprise that The Claw went off because his usage rate rises from 28.4 to 33.9 with Aldridge off the court. Leonard added seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocks and two triples, hitting 8-of-10 free throws in 36 minutes. He should torch the Lakers on Thursday with or without Aldridge.
Jan 10 - 11:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard hit 8-of-12 shots, 5-of-7 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws for 25 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in just 28 minutes of Tuesday's blowout 110-82 win over the Raptors.

While Leonard hasn't been the head-turning freak that guys like Russell Westbrook, James Harden and even Giannis Antetokounmpo have been this season, this line is a perfect example of why he's one of the best fantasy players on the planet, as well as one of the best players in the NBA.
Jan 3 - 11:28 PM

Kawhi Leonard returned from an illness on Sunday with 13 points (3-of-12 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He didn't look as decisive as usual and missed a few critical buckets in crunch time, admitting afterward that he felt "weak" due to his recent illness. The Spurs' star should fare much better vs. the visiting Raptors on Tuesday, the first of three games for San Antonio next week. He's in no danger of missing more games and needs to be in all active lineups.
Jan 1 - 10:04 PM

Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis) will be back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks, sending Kyle Anderson back to the bench.

Leonard spent the past two games on the sidelines with a stomach bug, but he should slide right back into his regular workload for tonight's game in Atlanta. With Leonard back in action, Pau Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge will lose some touches on offense, and Jonathon Simmons' playing time will likely return to the lower-20s.

Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis) is on track to play Sunday vs. the Hawks.

Leonard was a full participant during shootaround, worked up a sweat during his pregame routine and is now being taped up, so, at this point, it would be surprising if he didn't play. Kyle Anderson is likely headed back to the bench.
Jan 1 - 5:01 PM

Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis) is questionable to play against the Hawks on Sunday.

He's missed the last two games due to a stomach bug. On Friday, coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi was getting better, so maybe Kawhi can play in his first action since Christmas. If he is out again, Kyle Anderson would get another start.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

Well, he was not listed on the injury report on Thursday, which is another reason why it's so tough to trust notes before a game. Anyway, the Spurs are likely going to roll with Kyle Anderson as the starter with more run for Jonathon Simmons off the bench -- both are risky options. Coach Gregg Popovich also said he wants LaMarcus Aldridge to shoot more, so he has a big usage coming his way against his former team.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Blazers.

There are no injuries on the report for now, but that can always change with coach Gregg Popovich. Leonard missed Wednesday's game due to a stomach bug and hasn't played since Sunday. For now, expect him to be ready to go in a very favorable matchup.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis) is out for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

This stomach bug comes out of nowhere and will be Kawhi's first game on the sidelines all season. The Spurs are off on Thursday, so hopefully Leonard can play on Friday night. Without him tonight, it should be a combination of Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons stepping up on the wing. The other usual starters have more shots going their way with Leonard's 30.4 usage rate out of the mix. It's a favorable matchup, too.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:03:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard had 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block vs. the Bulls on Sunday, making 7-of-14 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs and 3-of-5 threes.

All the while he played terrific defense against Jimmy Butler, and this is nothing new for the Spurs' MVP candidate. He's averaging a career-high 33.3 minutes per game but hasn't missed a single game this season, to the delight of his fantasy owners.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:21:00 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