Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

    Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18

  • Leonard set for hefty pay raise

    San Antonio Express-News "The Summer of Kawhi began with a round of golf. The Finals MVP was up and at 'em Wednesday morning, hitting the links with his agent. By afternoon, Kawhi Leonard was aboard Barge No. 16 in the middle of the San Antonio River, the centerpiece of a Spurs championship parade that felt a bit like..." June 20

  • Leonard expects to reach extension with Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs’ immediate offseason attention will center on the plans of franchise cornerstone Tim Duncan, who has a player option to return for an 18th NBA season and defend his fifth championship. Not far behind will be the long-term future of budding young star Kawhi Leonard. The..." June 18

  • Durant credits Spurs 'system' for Kawhi Leonard's success

    Sporting News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the newly minted NBA Finals MVP, faced criticism from the regular season MVP before he could even finish his championship cigar. Leonard has been touted because of his NBA Finals performance, which featured one of the all-time turnaround. Leonard scored..." June 16

  • Popovich wants increased playoff role for Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "It was a comment Spurs fans have been clamoring to hear since, oh, about five games into Kawhi Leonard’s rookie season. Gregg Popovich, speaking last Sunday before Leonard would enjoy perhaps the best game of his young career, is finally ready to unleash his third-year small forward. “We want..." April 09

  • Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard to return from injury Wednesday

    CBSSports.com "The Spurs announced Wednesday that forward Kawhi Leonard, who has missed the past 14 games after suffering a fracture of his fourth metacarpal (broken finger/hand bone), will make his return Wednesday night vs. Detroit. Leonard sustained the injury on January 22nd, and the Spurs have only gone..." February 26

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    Mike Monroe @Monroe_SA

    Per Popovich, Kawhi Leonard to play vs. Pistons

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    Dan McCarney @danmccarneysaen

    Leonard participated in full practice today, still has periodic pain in hand, remains game-time decision for Wed. Parker still out indef.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Non-trade news: Kawhi Leonard, out since Jan. 22 after breaking his right hand, likely returning to the Spurs' lineup Friday vs. Phoenix.

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Injury report: Ginobili will play limited minutes, Leonard game time decision, Splitter questionable and Parker out.

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    Jabari Young @jabari_young

    Told any Kawhi Leonard trade rumors, all bogus. BTW, don't be surprised to see him back next week vs #Clippers or #Blazers ... #Spurs #NBA

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Sounds like Manu will almost certainly return first game after break. Leonard, from the sound of things, could take longer.

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Kawhi Leonard still a couple weeks away from contemplating a return, Pop says. Sounds like after A-S break for sure.

  • Will Kawhi Leonard's Injury Force San Antonio Spurs to Make a Trade?

    Bleacher Report "The San Antonio Spurs lost yet another key member from their already thinned ranks. Third-year swingman Kawhi Leonard, whose versatility shines at both ends of the floor, exited Wednesday's 111-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with a fractured finger on his right hand: Incredibly,..." January 23

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Injury report: Kawhi Leonard suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fourth metacarpal. Timeline for his return hasnt been determined

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Tony Parker (shin) back tonight vs OKC but Spurs will be w/o Kawhi Leonard, who had a dental procedure.

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the ecosystem of shots

    San Antonio Express-News "If we’ve learned anything about Kawhi Leonard so far, and we’ve learned a lot, it’s that the young small forward with king crabs for hands and a personality that makes Tim Duncan look like Magic Johnson does not lack for confidence. Leonard responded “oh, yeah” when asked earlier this season if..." December 06

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Pop's reason for lineup switch: Wanted to use Diaw and Kawhi on Melo throughout game & starting them at same time "screws up the minutes."

  • The Leonard effect

    San Antonio Express-News "The NBA regular season is a necessary evil, where the emphasis is as much on survival as it is winning games. It isn’t until the playoffs, when teams finally have the time and need to game plan in earnest, that true colors are revealed. Early success is one thing. But can you exert your will..." November 08

  • Kawhi Leonard has deal in works that will make him part of Nike’s Jordan brand family

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes through most of his two-plus seasons with the Spurs. Soon he is expected to become an official member of the Brand Jordan family. A deal between Leonard and Nike is in the works to add the player Spurs coach Gregg Popovich..." November 02

  • Spurs Exercise Options on Cory Joseph and Kawhi Leonard

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have exercised their fourth-year options on forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Cory Joseph. Both players are now signed through the 2014-15 season. In two seasons with the Spurs, Leonard has appeared in 122 games, averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds..." October 29

  • Leonard chip on the low block

    San Antonio Express-News "It was the final moments of a recent morning shootaround in Atlanta. Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard was alone at one basket putting in work on a jump hook shot still under construction. Sensing something not quite right coach Gregg Popovich strode over took the ball himself and easing his..." October 21

  • Can Kawhi Leonard just play 48 minutes a night?

    San Antonio Express-News "The release of small forward Corey Maggette earlier in the Spurs’ three-game preseason road trip all but guarantees the team will open the regular season without a veteran backup for Kawhi Leonard. How pressing an issue this is depends on who you ask. The Spurs played most of last season’s..." October 16

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    Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN

    Kawhi Leonard says the knee tendinitis that bothered him off and on last season is no more. Declares himself 100 percent.

  • No Team USA training camp for rehabbing Kawhi Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "After consulting with the team’s medical staff Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has opted to pass on an invitation to participate in a Team USA training camp in Las Vegas scheduled to begin on July 21. Leonard was one of 27 players named to take part in the camp, under the direction of Duke Coach..." July 17

  • No Team USA training camp for Kawhi Leonard; rehabbing left knee takes priority

    San Antonio Express-News "After consulting with the team’s medical staff Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has opted to pass on an invitation to participate in a Team USA training camp in Las Vegas scheduled to begin on July 21. Leonard was one of 27 players named to take part in the camp, under the direction of Duke Coach..." July 16

  • Spurs' Leonard does best to limit James in Game 1

    CSN New England "Much like the heavy rainfall that pounded the American Airlines Arena prior to San Antonio's 92-88 win over Miami on Thursday, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was drowned with praise for the job he did defensively on LeBron James. That is, by everyone except Leonard. James didn't score a lot,..." June 07

  • Leonard selected for national team

    San Antonio Express-News "A dream came true for Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs' forward confirmed Saturday he was selected by USA Basketball as part of the 24-player cadre from which Team USA will be selected to compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup tournament, formerly the World Championships, in Spain. “When I was in high..." May 26

  • Leonard growing into main cog for Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "You have to consult the Urban Dictionary to truly appreciate the respect Tim Duncan heaped on Kawhi Leonard after he helped the Spurs score a 105-83 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Sunday's first game of the Western Conference finals at the AT&T Center. After Leonard made 4 of 5 of his..." May 20

  • Kawhi Leonard takes the next step

    San Antonio Express-News "Kawhi Leonard has matured faster than anyone could have expected in his two seasons with the Spurs. That he started for Gregg Popovich as a rookie was enough to herald his supreme potential. He’s done nothing but improve since then, regularly adding wrinkles to his foundation of lockdown..." May 18

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    Marc J. Spears @

    Spurs Tony Parker (sore neck), Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) and Tim Duncan (sore left knee) are out for tonight’s game at Golden State.

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    Jeff McDonald @

    Spurs say Tony Parker (sore left ankle) and Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) out tonight vs Magic

  • Duncan, Leonard both out of lineup Monday

    NBA.com "The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Manu Ginobili is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Spurs vs. L.A. Clippers game on March 29. The team also announced that Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Kawhi..." April 01

  • Duncan, Parker, and Leonard skip trip to Minnesota

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Spurs on their overnight flight to Minnesota for tonight’s game against the Timberwolves, the team announced Tuesday. Both are listed with sore left knees. Duncan and Leonard played 35 minutes apiece in Monday’s 105-93 victory over Oklahoma..." March 12

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    Jeff McDonald @

    Spurs report Kawhi Leonard will miss tonight's game vs. Clips with a sore knee. (oh yeah, there's a game tonight)

  • Leonard takes star turn for Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "As star-deficient as they could possibly be and still qualify as an NBA team, the Spurs finished off a 103-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. About 35 minutes later, man of the hour Kawhi Leonard emerged from the United Center showers and slowly began to dress. Michael..." February 12

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