Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Fizdale: Taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was quite candid about San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard's electric performance in Memphis' 110-108 overtime victory in Game 4 on Saturday. "Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said during his postgame news conference. "I've..." April 23

  • Popovich: Spurs were 'scared to death' prior to trading Hill for Leonard

    Bleacher Report "Kawhi Leonard made a joke once. The San Antonio Spurs’ do-everything virtuoso forward reluctantly held court before a media throng at February’s All-Star Weekend. A reporter asked what he looked forward to most while in New Orleans. “Mardi Gras, of course,” he responded with a hearty guffaw. He..." April 05

  • Kawhi Leonard asks Spurs coaches not to rest him

    San Antonio Express-News "It’s a scenario as predictable as a sunrise. As the NBA season begins to wind toward its conclusion, and the Spurs have an acceptable playoff seeding all but locked up, Gregg Popovich will begin to rest key players for the grind to come. That process appears to have begun in earnest on Sunday,..." April 03

  • Spurs Are Kawhi Leonard’s Team Now, and the Excellence Continues

    New York Times "Mike Budenholzer was there at the beginning. It was June 2011, and the San Antonio Spurs had decided to gamble on potential and promise at the N.B.A. draft. Kawhi Leonard was no sure thing back then. In two seasons at San Diego State, he had not proven himself to be a terrific outside shooter...." March 16

  • USA TODAY Sports survey: NBA executives split on 4-person MVP race

    USA Today "Rest easy, NBA media folks. We aren’t the only ones who can’t seem to agree on this MVP race. The front office experts – guys who build rosters, run teams and scout talent for a living – are just as split as those of us who will ultimately decide the winner. One night it’s Russell..." March 14

  • Spurs' Leonard placed in concussion protocol

    CSN Bay Area "Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will not be on the court Saturday vs. the Warriors, the team announced Friday. Leonard is currently in the NBA's concussion protocol. He left Thursday night's game against the Thunder early after being hit in the head. Through 58 games this season,..." March 10

  • Pau says Kawhi Leonard is MVP: 'Not the guy that just puts up 30 points and that's it'

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili began playing professional basketball professionally when he was 15 years old. That was 24 years ago. In that time, the Spurs guard played countless games internationally, plus 1,174 games in the NBA including playoffs. Never before has he witnessed a 6.5 seconds quite like..." March 08

  • Drug screening can't wait after Kawhi Leonard boosts MVP bid

    ESPN "Kawhi Leonard took center stage in a thrilling win for the Spurs over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. His time at the podium was made to wait, however, as he was issued a random drug test immediately after the game. Enter Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "Kawhi wanted it badly," Popovich..." March 07

  • Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker, San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 5. Walker averaged 27.7 points (third in the East), 6.3 assists (tied for..." March 06

  • Kawhi Leonard Is Quietly Building His Case For NBA MVP

    SI "The 2017 MVP race has been one of the more exciting in recent memory, if only because for the first time in a few years, the winner isn’t extremely obvious halfway through the season. James Harden would probably win if voters chose today, though Russell Westbrook (averaging a triple-double) and..." February 01

  • Kawhi Leonard is so great at defense, he's actually hurting the Spurs

    CBS Sports "There's something really weird going on with the Spurs. On the surface, there's absolutely nothing wrong. They're 19-5, with the seventh-best offense and 10th-best defense in the league. Even after the loss to Chicago Thursday night, they've won 14 of their last 16 games and have to be the..." December 13

  • The Kawhi Leonard Effect

    The Ringer "There are always guard and wing prospects in the NBA draft who are picked even though they have issues with their jump shots. And ever since the Spurs traded George Hill for Kawhi Leonard in 2011 and turned that San Diego State spark plug into a flamethrower, the Kawhi Effect has taken over. A..." November 17

  • DeMarcus Cousins Saw ‘Flashes of Kobe’ in Kawhi Leonard

    SLAM Online "Kawhi Leonard lit up the Sacramento Kings for 30 points, five assists and five steals Thursday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-94 road win. Following their duel, DeMarcus Cousins said he saw “flashes of Kobe” in Leonard. Bryant, prompted by Gregg Popovich, trained with and..." October 28

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