Kawhi Leonard F  #2

Current Team: San Antonio Spurs

Born: Jun 29, 1991 (24 years old)

Birthplace: Riverside, California (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-7 (201cm)     Weight: 230 (104kg)

Hand: Right

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kawhileonard

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (San Antonio Spurs)

Free Agent: PO-2019; UFA-2020

Current Agent: Brian Elfus, Mitch Frankel

Draft Entry: 2011 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2011 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 15, Indiana Pacers

Draft Rights Trade: IND to SAN, Jun 23, 2011

Pre-Draft Team: San Diego State (So)

High School: Martin Luther King High School [Riverside, California]

Kawhi Leonard News

Kawhi Leonard Repeats As Defensive Player Of The Year
Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Draymond Green for the second straight season.

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Kawhi Leonard On Cover Of Sports Illustrated
Kawhi Leonard is featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated with a profile written by Lee Jenkins.

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Kawhi Leonard Even Felt Selfish At Times During Early Part Of Career
Kawhi Leonard found a perfect fit with the Spurs but he always had confidence in his abilities.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Coach: Kawhi Leonard Loves The Analytics Side
Kawhi Leonard has been called The Claw for his gigantic hands but the Human Avatar is what Randy Shelton, Leonard's strength and conditioning coach at SDSU, prefers.

Tom Haberstroh/ESPN

Kawhi Leonard Has Largest Wingspan Ratio Of Any All-Star In Past 15 Years
Part of the success of players like Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green are their incredibly long wingspans.

Ben Cohen/Wall Street Journal

Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony Get Final ASG Starter Spots
Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are the five starters for the Western Conference in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

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LeBron Asks If Question On Kawhi's Growth As Player 'A Trick Question'
Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the San Antonio Spurs' win over the Cavaliers.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kawhi Leonard Strictly Focused On Title, Not Individual Awards
Kawhi Leonard referenced how he didn't win any regular season accolades in 2014 when the Spurs won the title.

Jabari Young/San Antonio Express-News

76ers Pursued Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard In Restricted Free Agency
The 76ers almost entirely sat out free agency, not even pursuing younger players on cheap contracts.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Kawhi Leonard, Spurs Agree Upon Framework Of Five-Year $90M Extension
Kawhi Leonard has agreed upon the framework of a new maximum contract with the Spurs that could be worth more than $90 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kawhi, Draymond, Tony Allen, Jordan, Paul Headline All-Defensive Team
Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan are all on the First Team for the first time in their career.

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Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Expect To Pursue Offer Sheet Beyond Spurs
For now, there's no scenario where Kawhi Leonard plans to pursue offer sheets on the market, according to sources.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kawhi Leonard Wins Defensive Player Of The Year
Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan.

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Spurs Unworried About Cap Ramifications To Re-Sign Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs have a mutual interest to sign a new contract.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Celtics Could Pursue Offer Sheet With Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard will be a restricted free agent in the offseason and will receive interest for contract offer sheets.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Leonard Receives Treatment On Hand, Could Need Surgery In Offseason
Gregg Popovich described Kawhi Leonard's torn hand ligament as "very problematic."

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Kawhi Leonard To Miss Some Time With Tear In Hand
Kawhi Leonard has suffered a tear in his hand and Gregg Popovich is unsure when he'll return.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

Kawhi Leonard's Offseason Homework Was Studying Jordan's Post-Game
Kawhi Leonard said that part of his homework in the offseason was studying tape of Michael Jordan's post-up game.

Jeff McDonald/San Antonio Express-News

Kawhi Leonard Expects To Remain With Spurs For 'Whole Life'
Kawhi Leonard says he was never upset about not getting an extension with the Spurs.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Kawhi Leonard Could Deal With Blurry Eye Until Summer
Kawhi Leonard said his right eye remains blurry after a preseason bout with conjunctivitis.

Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

Kawhi Leonard, Spurs End Extension Talks
Sources say the Spurs want to keep Kawhi Leonard's contract off the books until they can explore free agent targets, especially since Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili could retire.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Leonard, Spurs Not Progressing On Extension As He Pursues Max Deal
Multiple league executives believe Kawhi Leonard will command a max offer sheet on the market next summer.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kawhi Leonard To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Eye Infection
The regular season opener against the Mavericks would appear to be up in the air for Kawhi Leonard.

Mike Monroe/San Antonio Express-News

Spurs Win 2014 NBA Finals, Kawhi Leonard Named MVP
The Spurs have now won five championships during the era of Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, while winning for the first time since 2007.

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Bryan Colangelo: Raptors Considered Drafting Kawhi Leonard At No. 5
Bryan Colangelo said selecting Kawhi Leonard at No. 5 in 2011 would have been a tough sell.

Ryan Wolstat/Toronto Sun

Team USA Announces 28-Man Initial Roster
Team USA announced their 28-man initial roster for 2014-2016.

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Kawhi Leonard Sidelined Indefinitely With Fracture In Hand
Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as a timetable is determined.

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Ginobili Initially 'Angry' When Spurs Traded George Hill For Leonard
Manu Ginobili was upset when the Spurs decided to trade George Hill to the Indiana Pacers for Kawhi Leonard.

Jeff Garcia/Project Spurs

Spurs Exercise Options On Kawhi Leonard, Cory Joseph
In two seasons with the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard has appeared in 122 games, averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.49 steals in 32.8 minutes.

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Leonard Prepared To Defend LeBron
Kawhi Leonard has only face LeBron James once before, which came early in his rookie season.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express-News

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