Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard might make debut against Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks (7-20) will host division-rival San Antonio Spurs (19-8) at the American Airlines Center for the final time in the regular season Tuesday night. Head coach Rick Carlisle’s team has played better in recent weeks, and their past three losses have all come on the road..." December 11

  • Kawhi Leonard won't return Saturday, may play vs. Mavs on Tuesday

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not make his season debut against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday as originally hoped, sources told ESPN's Michael C. Wright and Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. A decision hasn't been finalized for Leonard's return, but the Spurs are now targeting..." December 08

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard aiming to be back Saturday versus Suns

    San Antonio Express-News "The wait for Kawhi Leonard’s return may finally be coming to an end. League sources tell the Express-News Leonard could make his season debut for the Spurs on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns barring any setbacks. According to sources, Leonard participate in a final workout session Thursday...." December 07

  • Report: Spurs discussed playing Kawhi Leonard yesterday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kawhi Leonard said he had no target date for returning from a quadriceps that has sidelined him the entire season so far. The Spurs are apparently getting more specific." December 05

  • Kawhi Leonard Feels ‘Pretty Healthy’ And Is Close To Making His Season Debut

    Uproxx "The San Antonio Spurs have managed to stay afloat in the absence of Kawhi Leonard and the team’s performance has been both admirable and impressive at the outset of the 2017-2018 season. Still, it would be difficult to predict the Spurs being a top-four team in the Western Conference without the..." December 05

  • Kawhi returns to full-court practices, in 'last steps' of quad injury rehab

    San Antonio Express-News "Sooner rather than later appears to be coming soon. All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard accompanied the Spurs on their two-game road swing that opens tonight in Memphis. He is on the road to complete what coach Gregg Popovich calls “the last steps” in a months-long rehabilitation from a..." December 01

  • How Spurs are finding success without Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Over the Zydeco flow of teeming conversation filling a cramped hall at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich realized midsentence what lies ahead for his staff. "When Kawhi [Leonard] does come back," Popovich said, "I've got some figuring out to..." November 30

  • Gregg Popovich: Won't consult 'Dr. Parker' on Kawhi Leonard's timeline

    ESPN "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich disputed Tony Parker's assertion that star forward Kawhi Leonard would return to action "in a couple weeks, three weeks," but Popovich said that Leonard is making significant strides in his recovery from quadriceps tendinopathy. "He's getting very close and making..." November 28

  • Tony Parker says Kawhi Leonard is a few weeks away

    Fanrag Sports "San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says that superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is “a couple of weeks away” from returning from a quad injury that has sidelined him through the first month-and-a-half of the season, according to Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News. “He was looking..." November 27

  • Spurs have never seen an injury like Kawhi Leonard’s

    Fanrag Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have been without superstar swingman Kawhi Leonard for the entire 2017-18 slate as it stands today. However, it does not appear as though the veteran forward will be returning to the team’s starting lineup anytime soon either. According to a Thursday morning report from..." November 23

  • Gregg Popovich: ‘Never’ seen Kawhi Leonard injury issue

    Sportsnaut "Since the coaching career of Gregg Popovich has spanned more than 40 years, it’s easy to imagine that he’s seen just about everything. But the San Antonio Spurs coach said on Wednesday that the injury to Kawhi Leonard is something new. “Pop just told me he’s ‘never’ throughout his entire..." November 22

  • Expert cautiously optimistic Spurs’ Leonard will return soon provided condition isn’t chronic

    San Antonio Express-News "Fans should be “cautiously optimistic” Spurs franchise player Kawhi Leonard will return to the court sooner rather than later, as coach Gregg Popovich recently put it, provided his lingering condition hasn’t been diagnosed as chronic, an expert with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York..." November 21

  • Popovich on Leonard’s status: ‘He’s gonna be back sooner rather than later’

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered an update of sorts on the status of injured All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard. Asked if there is “light at the end of the tunnel” for the Spurs’ linchpin player, Popovich said after shootaround Tuesday morning, “Oh, sure. He’s gonna be back sooner rather than..." November 14

  • Leonard’s absence isn’t without positives for Spurs, Ginobili says

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili sees a silver lining in the Spurs being forced to play without star forward Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs are 6-4 without Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) heading into Tuesday night’s home game against the Clippers (5-4), “Every time a team has to adjust to playing without..." November 08

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard 'coming along more slowly' than expected

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich provided an update Tuesday on Kawhi Leonard, who has missed 10 games due to right quadriceps tendinopathy, saying the two-time All-Star forward is "just coming along more slowly" than expected in rehabilitation. "It's just been more difficult for him to..." November 07

  • Video of Kawhi Leonard struggling to board team plane concerning

    Pro Basketball Talk "The San Antonio Spurs have been very tight lipped about how serious Kawhi Leonard‘s ongoing quadriceps issue is. He hasn’t played in the preseason or now the start of the regular season, with no timetable for his return. Part of that is the nature of the Spurs organization, but it leads to the..." October 20

  • Gregg Popovich says Kawhi Leonard 'won't be available' for Spurs' season opener

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs superstar forward Kawhi Leonard is reportedly expected to miss the team's 2017-18 regular-season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AT&T Center on Wednesday because of a quad injury, according to the San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald. "He won't be available,"..." October 14

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard may miss entire preseason due to lingering thigh injury

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard won't take part in his team's preseason campaign as he rehabilitates a quadriceps injury, the Spurs announced Saturday (h/t NBA writer Paul Garcia). Leonard has only gotten better as his career progresses. The 26-year-old has developed into one of the top..." September 30

  • Kawhi Leonard says his ankle felt good shortly after Conference Finals

    My San Antonio "If only the Spurs had some sort of extended timeout in the playoffs. Just one that lasted just a few short weeks, so that their star player could return to the court and provide some much-needed scoring against a Golden State team that’s widely considered one of the best teams in NBA..." September 26

  • Penny Hardaway: 'Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar'

    Clutch Points "Since entering the league seven years ago, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has drawn a lot of praise for his demeanor on and off the court, and how he excels on offense and defense. He is now widely considered as one of the best, if not the best, two-way players in the NBA today, and even..." August 14

  • Michael Jordan calls Kawhi Leonard the NBA's 'best two-way player right now'

    Washington Post "Whenever Michael Jordan gathers the kids around at his Flight School summer basketball camp and picks up a microphone for some Q&A, interesting things happen. If it’s not a youngster yelling “What are those??!!” at his signature shoes, or Jordan saying there’s “no question” that his prime self..." August 04