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Kawhi Leonard | Forward | #2

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / IND
Contract: view contract details
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According to Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio wants to meet with Kawhi Leonard "in a bid to mend fences and pave the way for Leonard to come to terms" on a supermax contract.
As we know, Leonard only played in nine games last season and decided to rehab his quad injury in New York. Thus, he was not with the Spurs on the bench during the playoffs, which rubbed many in the organization the wrong way. However, the fact remains that Kawhi is one of the five best all-around players on the planet. Starting July 1st, the Spurs can offer a five-year, $219 million contract. May 22 - 9:17 AM

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The Spurs would need a "grand-slam offer" on Kawhi Leonard to make a deal, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer.

Yeah, that's pretty obvious. Things aren't going well with Kawhi and the Spurs these days, but there's no way they'd sell him at a price comparable to Kyrie Irving. If anything happened with Kawhi, it likely wouldn't happen until at least July.
Source: The Ringer
May 18 - 9:02 PM

Kawhi Leonard and his advisor have returned to San Antonio.

Leonard spent nearly six weeks in New York rehabbing his injury. Even though he was cleared by the San Antonio medical staff a long time ago, Leonard said he never felt healthy enough to return and didn't receive clearance from his personal medical team. A report from ESPN surfaced on Tuesday that suggested Leonard's management team may be trying to get him to a larger market such as New York, but we'd expect Leonard and the front office to meet soon in order to repair their relationship. As of right now, no meeting is scheduled.
May 2 - 10:11 AM

According to an ESPN report, the Spurs "have grown worried" that Kawhi Leonard's management team has "an ulterior motive to... get Leonard traded to a larger market."

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright co-authored an in-depth look (link below) at the confusing and seemingly troubled relationship between Leonard and the Spurs. Leonard's group purportedly targeting "Los Angeles (Leonard's hometown) or New York or Philadelphia" is just one of many interesting details. They also examine where the relationship first ran into trouble and that the two sides disagree on how the exact nature of his quad injury.
Source: ESPN.com
May 1 - 11:52 AM

Kawhi Leonard plans to return to San Antonio once exit interviews are scheduled, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.

Leonard has been very quiet throughout this year-long ordeal. It will be fascinating to see what he has to say regarding the past few months and his future with the Spurs. If Kawhi is not willing to sign an extension this summer to stay in San Antonio longterm, then the Spurs will be forced to shop him. It would be a devastating blow to the franchise if he left as an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
Apr 25 - 10:05 AM

Kawhi Leonard has been officially ruled out for Game 4 on Sunday.

Based on how the last three games have went, it's fair to say we've seen the last of Kawhi with the Spurs. Things could change in a hurry, but this has been one of the strangest injury stories in a long, long time.
Apr 21 - 3:55 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports that Kawhi Leonard occasionally texts "one" of his San Antonio teammates, but "goes weeks without responding to any of the club's calls and texts."

Despite a lack of actual news or reports, we already knew the relationship between Leonard and the Spurs might be severely strained, and Gregg Popovich's glowing shoutout to LaMarcus Aldridge after Monday's Game 2 appears to have been a jab lobbed directly at Leonard, as well. But the fact that Leonard won't be on the bench with his teammates again for Game 3 and isn't even returning calls or communicating with the Spurs takes things to a new level. The Bee also reports that several teams are putting together packages in hopes of acquiring Leonard in a trade this summer, and if things are as broken as Ailene Voisin's story make it sound, Leonard's days in San Antonio might really be over.
Apr 17 - 11:24 PM

It seemed coach Gregg Popovich took a subtle shot at Kawhi Leonard (quad) during his postgame press conference following Monday's loss to the Warriors.

Coach Pop spoke glowingly about LaMarcus Aldridge after the defeat in Game 2. "LaMarcus has been a monster all year long," said Popovich. "He’s led our team at both ends of the floor. He doesn't complain about a darn thing out on the court. He just plays through everything. I can't imagine being more proud of a player as far as playing through adversity and being there for his teammates night after night after night." It's not much of a reach to conclude that Pop, while praising Aldrige, was also subtly sending a message to Leonard, who is not with the team as he rehabs in New York.
Source: USA Today
Apr 17 - 1:53 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) is not expected to return at any point during the postseason, sources told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

This is the third non-update we've received on Leonard in the last three hours, and hopefully, it's our final one for a while. This entire storyline has become ridiculously exhausting, and at no point have we received any legitimate news on where Leonard actually stands in his rehab. Per Shams, Leonard is still rehabbing in New York and has not been cleared by his doctors, though Charania does add the detail that Leonard's rehab has been in "collaboration and with the approval of the Spurs' medical staff." You might get a different answer on that last nugget dependent upon who you'd ask, but it's clear we shouldn't be expecting a Willis Reed moment from Leonard in these playoffs.
Apr 15 - 5:08 PM

Updating a previous item, Kawhi Leonard (quad) still has yet to be medically cleared by his team, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.

This was a predictable development after Gregg Popovich's comment to defer all Kawhi-related questions to Leonard and his team, and it really means nothing new in the grand scheme of things. We'll continue our standoff between Leonard's camp and the Spurs in what has been one of the weirdest seasons in San Antonio's recent history.
Apr 15 - 4:10 PM

When asked about the potential Round 1 availability of Kawhi Leonard (quad), Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "you'll have to ask Kawhi and his group that question."

If there was any lingering idea that the Spurs have information the rest of us don't, Popovich's answer speaks to that conspiracy theory emphatically. The bottom line is that we don't expect to see Leonard in the postseason, and Kawhi is going to have some very large and important questions to answer when he ultimately faces the media. The longer this mysterious injury saga extends, the worse it looks for Leonard. Don't expect those trade rumors to suddenly fade away. If anything, they're set to intensify.
Apr 15 - 2:18 PM

Sam Amick of USA Today said the Clippers are one of many teams keeping tabs on the Kawhi Leonard saga.

Amick adds that the Clippers are planning a trade package in case the Spurs make Kawhi available, but it's hard to imagine them having the necessary assets to get a deal done. The Leonard situation is one of the weirdest stories in recent memory, as he still has no timetable to rejoin the Spurs even though he was medically cleared months ago.
Source: USA Today
Apr 15 - 11:15 AM

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) will not play in Game 1 against the Warriors.

Not much going on here as we wait for an update on one of the game's best players. With him out, Kyle Anderson will have to continue to step up while the Spurs go with more three-guard lineups.
Apr 13 - 2:47 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn't have much of an update on the status of Kawhi Leonard (quad).

"I don’t know when he and his group are going to feel like they are ready to go," Popovich said. "If I knew, he’d be here. When he and his group feel he’s ready, then he’ll be ready." Leonard recently returned to New York for rehab and should be considered out indefinitely until his personal medical staff clears him.
Apr 1 - 1:58 PM

Kawhi Leonard (quad) returned to New York for rehab this week, but no timetable has been set for a return to game action.

After Sunday's contest vs. the Rockets, the Spurs will have just five games remaining over the final ten days of the regular season. Even if Kawhi is cleared to suit up at some point over the next week, he will undoubtedly be on a minutes restriction. It's hard to envision him having fantasy value over the remainder of the regular season.
Mar 31 - 2:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dejounte Murray
2Tony Parker
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Rudy Gay
3Davis Bertans
4Matt Costello
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne