Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • LaMarcus Aldridge does not know if Kawhi Leonard will return this season

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs’ franchise man, or hand, in forward Kawhi Leonard has only played nine games this season due to an ankle and quadriceps injury. He was listed as “out indefinitely” last January 17th and there are no signs if he can come back for the playoffs or not. As something that’s..." February 18

  • R.C Buford says there is no timetable for Kawhi Leonard's return

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs have been forced to play the vast majority of the 2017-18 campaign without the services of two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard and, as you would imagine, it has made a major impact on the team. With Leonard having only appeared in nine games for the..." February 16

  • Report: Spurs quickly shooting down Kawhi Leonard trade calls

    Pro Basketball Talk "The reported disconnect between the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard generated a common reaction outside San Antonio: Could my favorite team trade for Leonard? Some NBA executives – diligent or dreaming, depending on your perspective – had the same idea. But they didn’t get far. Steve Kyler of..." January 29

  • How and why the Knicks should trade for Kawhi Leonard

    SNY TV "With the trade deadline just two weeks away, there's no question Knicks GM Scott Perry should be working the phones as much as possible. Everyone will talk about the Knicks potentially being sellers, and at 21-27 and four games back of the final playoff spot in the East, that makes all the sense..." January 26

  • Why the Cavs and Spurs Should Trade LeBron for Kawhi

    12 Up "Hot takes can only get so hot before they border on the ridiculous. ​So ridiculous that someone tells you to stop talking before you can even finish completing your sentence. But hey, that's what we're here for. Here at 12up, we want to have some fun, too. So hear us out: ​LeBron James...." January 26

  • Spurs have no intention of putting Kawhi on market

    USA Today "This season hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard, but he's still the face — and the future — of the franchise. Week 14 of USA TODAY Sports' Jumping to Conclusions tackles the latest on Leonard, takes the pulse of the Portland Trail Blazers and looks..." January 25

  • With Kawhi Leonard's Status in Doubt, Is Dejounte Murray Ready to Save the Spurs?

    Bleacher Report "The news came and went quietly, as it usually does in Spurs Land. So, too, did the inevitable passing of the torch from Tony Parker to Dejounte Murray. On Sunday, Parker came off the bench for the first time since 2010, giving way in the starting lineup to Murray, a second-year guard from..." January 25

  • Jalen Rose Says Kawhi Leonard ‘Wants Out Of San Antonio’

    Uproxx "Trying to keep up with the NBA’s news cycle right now is a nearly impossible task. On Monday alone we got reports that Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the Spurs was strained, Jason Kidd got fired suddenly, there were trade rumors galore and the Cavs had a team meeting in which Kevin Love got..." January 23

  • Stephen A Smith Said Spurs Were Willing to Trade Kawhi to Knicks Before Season

    The Big Lead "In some very surprising news, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote a piece discussing Kawhi Leonard’s relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. He reported that months of disagreement among Leonard, the team and coaching staff on “elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return,” has..." January 22

  • Kawhi's camp refutes ESPN report on strained relationship

    247 Sports "We officially have conflicting reports concerning the status of Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the San Antonio Spurs. Shortly after an ESPN report was published on Monday morning stating that Leonard had become distant and disconnected with the franchise as a result of the way his rehab was..." January 22

  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard's rehab creating chilling effect with team

    ESPN "Months of discord centering on elements of treatment, rehabilitation and timetables for return from a right quadriceps injury have had a chilling impact on San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard's relationship with the franchise and coaching staff, league sources told ESPN. Under president and..." January 22

  • Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely with right quadriceps tendinopathy

    Clutch Points "Through the first half of the 2017-18 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs are currently 29-16 and they have played most of these games without Kawhi Leonard. In only nine appearances, Leonard is averaging 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 23.3 minutes. As the 26-year-old was looking..." January 17

  • Kawhi Leonard out against Atlanta Hawks

    NBA.com "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will miss today's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced on Monday afternoon. Leonard returned to the floor on Friday after missing three straight games with a left shoulder strain." January 15

  • Kawhi Leonard says he needs to play some consecutive games

    247 Sports "Kawhi Leonard is just fine. Despite dealing with a recent shoulder injury that sidelined him for two games, the San Antonio Spurs forward is fine after the team's latest win over the Denver Nuggets. The veteran forward scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over the..." January 14

  • Popovich suggests Leonard won't be out long

    San Antonio Express-News "Before leaving the Moda Center after the Spurs' 111-110 loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday night, coach Gregg Popovich sounded an optimistic note regarding Kawhi Leonard's latest injury. Leonard, who missed the first 27 games of the season while rehabbing an injured quadriceps, did not play..." January 08

  • Report: Spurs' Kawhi Leonard out after suffering partial tear in left shoulder

    KSAT.com "San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is out for the team's Sunday game against the Portland Trailblazers after suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, ESPN reports. The Spurs' injury report listed Kawhi Leonard as out citing a "left shoulder..." January 08

  • Kawhi Leonard's minutes restriction 'a pain' for Gregg Popovich

    Sporting News "Spurs star Kawhi Leonard did not play in the second half of Friday night's 124-109 loss to the Rockets, but he wasn't concerned. "Yeah, just because I want to play and do what I can to help the team," Leonard said, via ESPN.com. "I know what situation that I'm in. I've got to take the right..." December 16

  • Spurs upgrade Leonard to probable for Dallas game

    San Antonio Express-News "It looks like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can finally put away his "sooner rather than later" answer in regard to questions about Kawhi Leonard's status. The Spurs on Monday upgraded Leonard to probable for Tuesday night's game against the Mavericks. "He's looking good and practicing with..." December 12

  • 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

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