Kawhi Leonard SG/SF SA 23 Days

Leonard said his knee is 100 percent healthy at this time, the San Antonio Express-News reports. He's dealt with jumper's knee in the past, so this is merely good to hear from a general health perspective on Leonard.

Leonard didn't miss any games due to issues with his knee this past season, but in the the 2012-13 season, he missed 24 games dealing with tendinitis in his quad that gave him a sore knee. While he may always deal with jumper's knee to some degree, the fact that it wasn't a big enough concern for him to miss games last season means there's no reason to be overly concerned about anything to do with Leonard's knee at this time.

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Kawhi Leonard has been left off the initial Team USA roster.

It's not clear why Leonard's name was not listed, but it's likely he simply declined the invite, as he's been a participant in year's past. After winning a championship, and Finals MVP trophy with the Spurs last season, perhaps Leonard simply would like an extended vacation free of injury-risk.

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Kawhi Leonard is eligible for an extension on July 1 and the most the Spurs could offer him would be a five-year, $79 million deal.

He made just $3.1 million last year and severely outplayed that contract on his way to the Finals MVP. Leonard is going to be a bigger part of the offense next season and the Spurs may want to give him his long-term deal now or else he'd become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015.

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Coach Gregg Popovich said he will start calling plays for Kawhi Leonard soon.

Surprisingly, he said called zero plays for Leonard this season and everything Leonard gets has just come out of the flow of the offense. Leonard has been remarkably efficient in the Finals and was able to account 17.8 points per game on just 9.8 shots. He was a top-five player in fantasy leagues upon his return from a finger injury on Feb. 26, so he'll be highly targeted in fantasy leagues.

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Kawhi Leonard was named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP on Sunday, having averaged 17.8 points on 61.2 percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks while playing terrific defense on LeBron James throughout the series.

True to form, when Kawhi accepted the Bill Russell MVP award he deferred credit for his breakout series to his coaches and teammates. At 22 years old, Kawhi became the youngest Finals MVP since Tim Duncan won the award in 1999, and he's proved to be an absolute steal for the Spurs, who traded away George Hill to acquire him on draft day in 2011. His NBA future is extraordinarily bright, and fantasy owners must view him as a first-round option next season.

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Kawhi Leonard continued looking like a superstar in Game 4's 107-86 win over the Heat on Thursday, scoring 20 points with 14 boards, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

While he did start off slow to start the series, Leonard has absolutely demolished the Heat in the last two, averaging 24.5 points, 9.0 boards, 2.5 steals, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 triples on a combined 17-of-25 from the field. This is nothing new and he did the same thing in the 2013 Finals. Excluding the first two games of that series, he averaged 16.6 points, 10.8 boards, 2.4 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 triples on 57.6 percent from the field. He is a 22-year-old star in the making.

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Kawhi Leonard had a perfect first quarter and finished up with a career-high 29 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's 112-92 win over the Heat in Miami to give the Spurs a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Leonard hit 10-of-13 shots, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws, and his 16 first-quarter points represented the highest scoring quarter of his career. His career high in college was 26 points, so this was basically his best game since high school. The Spurs shot a Finals-record 75.8 percent (25-of-33) in the first half and opened a 25-point lead in Game 3, and while the Heat made a dent in the second half, the outcome was never really in doubt. The winner of Game 3 in the Finals wins 83 percent of the time, although it is probably worth noting the Spurs routed the Heat in Game 3 last year, yet still lost Games 4, 6 and 7 as the Heat won their second straight championship. Game 4 is Thursday night in Miami.

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Kawhi Leonard has made the 2013-14 All-Defensive Second Team.

It's no secret that Leonard is a defensive stopper, and he's a guy that can guard multiple positions. Kawhi had a very timely block against Russell Westbrook during Saturday's Game 6 overtime victory over the Thunder, and one could argue that play put the nail in the coffin for OKC.

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Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, seven rebounds, two assists and five steals as the Spurs crushed the Blazers 104-82 in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 and send the Blazers fishin'.

Danny Green hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 22 points and nine rebounds, Tim Duncan added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Patty Mills, filling in for Tony Parker (hamstring), chipped in with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two assists and three steals in the win. The Spurs will get to rest while awaiting the winner of the Thunder-Clippers (OKC up 3-2), and that rest could be key for Parker's hamstring injury. The Spurs managed minutes better than any team in the league this year and they look poised for a fierce battle in the Conference Finals, regardless of which team they face.

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Kawhi Leonard turned in a near-perfect offensive showing during Thursday's Game 2 114-97 win over the Blazers, making 8-of-9 from the field for 20 points with five boards, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

He made all four of his attempts from deep and posted an effective field goal percentage of 111.1. Leonard continues to fly under the radar for the Spurs while continuing to post some of the most effective offensive numbers among almost any small forward. He hasn't been too great in this postseason, but his spectacular postseason last year leads us to believe better things are coming.