Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kawhi Leonard opts out of Olympics

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has joined the long list of All-Star talent taking a pass on this summer's Olympics for Team USA. The reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year announced his withdrawal from consideration for the international competition in a brief statement on..." June 23

  • Barkley: LeBron, Kawhi are better all-around players than Curry

    USA Today "Charles Barkley is also joining LeBron James in debating the meaning of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. While appearing on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell on Friday, the TNT analyst had this to say about calling Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry the best player in the NBA." May 13

  • Charles Barkley Says LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard Are Best Players in NBA

    Complex "Charles Barkley may have been in the news more during this NBA Playoffs than he ever was as a player. Whether the coverage has focused on him feuding with Charles Oakley, asking Dwight Howard to explain why people hate him, or just speculating on who will play him in the next Space Jam, Barkley..." May 13

  • Kawhi Leonard finishes second in NBA MVP voting

    Pounding The Rock "Kawhi Leonard has emerged as perhaps the league's best two-way player. He had a career year, posting averages of 21.2 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and a PER of 26.11. If Stephen Curry hadn't had the best single offensive season in league history, Kawhi easily could have challenged for..." May 10

  • Spurs’ Duncan: Leonard not getting star treatment he deserves

    San Antonio Express-News "It doesn’t take Tim Duncan long to recount the most drawn-out conversation he has ever had with Kawhi Leonard. “I don’t think it’s ever surpassed 10 or 15 seconds,” Duncan said. The Spurs’ small forward, like Duncan before him, prefers to deal in deeds rather than words. “He hasn’t said a..." April 27

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Get An Apparel Line With Jordan Because He Was Sick Of Seeing His Fake ‘Klaw’ Logo

    Uproxx "Here’s one thing we know for sure: If you steal from Kawhi Leonard, he will just swipe everything you took right back. The NBA’s back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year is the real deal on the court. So, it’s only natural he wants his fans to get the real stuff off it, too. Leonard was..." April 19

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    NBA @NBA

    Kawhi Leonard of the @Spurs named 2015-16 @Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year! #KiaDPOY pic.twitter.com/BtSWkej3fv

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    San Antonio Express-News "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the 2015-16 NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row, the NBA announced Monday. Leonard received 84 first-place votes and 547 total points to edge out Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, who was runner-up in DPOY voting..." April 18

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Kawhi Leonard (right quad contusion) is out for tonight's Spurs-Grizzlies game. Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest) and Parker (rest) remain out.

  • Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard quad bruise not serious

    ESPN "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Kawhi Leonard is "getting a little bit better every day" but didn't disclose a timetable for when the forward might return to the lineup. Leonard suffered a bruised right quadriceps in the third quarter of Wednesday's 112-88 win over the Miami Heat and was held..." March 26

  • Durant stands by 2014 remark about Leonard being product of Spurs' system

    ESPN "It was right after the 2014 NBA Finals -- featuring the San Antonio Spurs taking down the Miami Heat in five dominant games -- and Kevin Durant was debating with someone on Twitter about Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. At the time, Durant's position was that George, a good friend, was better. No..." March 26

  • Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James 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. 29 through Sunday, March 6. James led the Cavaliers to a 3-0 week behind averages of 26.7 points..." March 07

  • Spurs' Leonard fueled by data obsession: 'Kawhi loves the analytics'

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard is a San Antonio Spur through and through. The soft-spoken All-Star starter, 2014 Finals MVP, reigning Defensive Player of the Year, and non-Steph Curry division MVP front-runner has obliterated every reasonable projection for him since he was taken 15th overall (and traded..." February 28

  • Spurs’ Leonard still questionable, but nearing return

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard, who has not played in a game that counts since before the All-Star break, tested his sore left calf again Tuesday in a practice in Sacramento. His availability for Wednesday’s game against the Kings at Sleep Train Arena remains in limbo, with the team..." February 24

  • Spurs' Leonard to miss 3rd straight game with calf tightness

    The Score "Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs will miss his third consecutive game Sunday due to left calf tightness. San Antonio is visiting the Phoenix Suns. The issue may be reaching a concerning stage for the Spurs, with the team wrapping up a three-game in four-night stretch. Leonard started last..." February 21

  • Kawhi Leonard out again vs. Lakers

    The Score "San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will miss his second straight game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Leonard is currently dealing with a tightness in his left calf, an injury that forced him to miss Thursday evening's blowout loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. " February 19

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    INJURY UPDATE: Kawhi (tightness, left calf) will not play tonight.

  • Gregg Popovich asks Kobe to 'stay in Kawhi's ear'

    The Score "After bidding him adieu after 20 legendary seasons, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had one favor to ask of Kobe Bryant. Popovich met with Bryant following the Spurs' 106-102 victory on Saturday, and asked the future Hall of Famer to share some of his wisdom with the next great Spur..." February 08

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