Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers will chase Kawhi Leonard deal this summer, sources say

    Sporting News "Former Lakers coach and star Byron Scott, for one, said this week that he believes the team has targeted this summer for a quick jump-start rebuild, suggesting that LA will wind up with both Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James this summer. Around the league, front-office sources agree with at least..." April 19

  • Rip Hamilton on Kawhi Leonard-Spurs saga: Gregg Popovich 'thought he was a Tim Duncan'

    CBS Sports "Here's the update on the Kawhi Leonard situation: No one really knows what's going on in the Kawhi Leonard situation. The NBA star is still being listed on Spurs' injury reports as rehabbing his quadricep injury, and he still isn't appearing at Spurs' games. Coach Gregg Popovich seems to be..." April 18

  • Report: Relationship between Popovich, Leonard remains strong

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been plenty of drama surrounding the San Antonio Spurs this season, which Manu Ginobili is calling the weirdest of his career. But there is one positive despite it all: the relationship between Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard reportedly is strong. The Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps..." April 18

  • Kawhi Leonard went weeks without communicating with Spurs

    Clutch Points "Usually, when a player is injured, he just doesn’t stay at home. If he can, he joins the team or at the very least, gives them updates. But the Kawhi Leonard- San Antonio Spurs situation is very different. It was revealed that Leonard went weeks without communicating with the team. As reported..." April 18

  • Source: Spurs Continue To Give Signals They Won't Consider Trading Kawhi Leonard

    Real GM Basketball "While the San Antonio Spurs figure to receive interest from rival teams who would like to trade for Kawhi Leonard, it remains to be seen whether they will entertain a move. The Spurs can offer Leonard a supermax contract extension of $219 million over five years. Leonard has remained away..." April 17

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs agree on rehab program that has him away from team

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs reportedly cleared Kawhi Leonard. His own medical team obviously hasn’t. But are both sides actually on the same page? Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports League sources tell me that his doctors and the Spurs medical staff agree to his current rehab program in New York. Both sides..." April 17

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers could trade for Kawhi, sign LeBron

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a rupture between the San Antonio Spurs and star forward Kawhi Leonard, rumors of a potential trade this offseason have run rampant. Taking part on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brian Windhorst revealed that Leonard’ destination would have a “direct impact” on where LeBron James ends up..." April 17

  • Spurs’ Aldridge on Kawhi situation: ‘No comment’

    USA Today "When San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich spent his postgame press time raving about LaMarcus Aldridge, it was impossible not to wonder if there was a coded Kawhi Leonard message in there somewhere. One key member of the Spurs’ grand plans was here, with Aldridge fighting for 34 points and 12..." April 17

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard accepting of Spurs’ supermax not a certainty

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs have been put in a precarious position involving star forward Kawhi Leonard centered the handling of his quad injury. This has moved to the point to where his long-term future with the franchise has seemingly been put up in the air. Leonard is set to enter the fourth year..." April 16

  • ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Thinks ‘What Happens To Kawhi Leonard Is A Link To What Happens With LeBron’

    Uproxx "The market for forwards this offseason has the potential to be completely insane. LeBron James has the flexibility to hit the open market as a free agent if he declines the player option in his contract. Kawhi Leonard could be on the trade block if his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs gets..." April 16

  • Anonymous NBA executives don’t blame Kawhi Leonard for slow return

    Larry Brown Sports "Some anonymous NBA executives aren’t blaming Kawhi Leonard for his slow return to action after a quad injury. While the San Antonio Spurs are increasingly frustrated by their star forward’s absence, rival executives said Leonard is simply trying to avoid becoming the next Isaiah Thomas or Grant..." April 16

  • 'That's Your Leverage': Don't Blame Kawhi Leonard for Taking Control

    Bleacher Report "Perennial All-Star Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs have arrived at an unlikely impasse, with questions surrounding loyalty, trust, money and control. Leonard's absence from the Spurs bench became a topic of discussion yet again during Saturday's nationally televised broadcast. Their..." April 16

  • Kawhi Leonard Expected To Miss Remainder Of Postseason

    Hoops Rumors "Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason with the intent of fully rehabilitating his injured right quadriceps, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. We noted earlier today that Leonard has remained in New York to continue his rehab in hopes of returning..." April 16

  • Sources: Leonard still not cleared by his doctors, advised to stay in New York

    San Antonio Express-News "As the Spurs search for answers following a 113-92 Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Kawhi Leonard's whereabouts and status continues to make headlines. The Spurs forward remains in New York to rehab the quad injury that has kept him out of action..." April 16

  • Kawhi's 'People' Would Have To Call Popovich If He Wants To Rejoin Team For Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard's "people" would have to call Gregg Popovich to say he wants to rejoin the San Antonio Spurs in order for him to play in their first round series against the Warriors. That scenario seems unlikely. “I’m sure it’s been difficult [for Leonard], but it’s been difficult for us,” Pau..." April 16

  • Kawhi Leonard still not cleared by his medical team

    Sporting News "Kawhi Leonard missed the opener of the Spurs' playoff series against the Warriors Saturday and still has not been cleared by his medical team, according to ESPN. Leonard was officially ruled out for "return from injury management" as the Warriors routed San Antonio 113-92. Leonard is currently..." April 15

  • Gregg Popovich directs questions on Kawhi Leonard to ‘his group’

    Larry Brown Sports "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich seems to be frustrated and confused at the absence of Kawhi Leonard. Popovich made reference to Leonard and “his group” on Sunday, telling reporters they should direct their questions about the forward’s status to them." April 15

  • Clippers Plan On Putting A Trade Together For Leonard

    Uproxx "The weird and wild saga of Kawhi Leonard saw its latest chapter on Saturday afternoon when, well, no one saw Kawhi Leonard. Despite the fact that the San Antonio Spurs faced off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their opening round series, Leonard was nowhere to be found. He wasn’t on..." April 15

  • Kawhi Leonard won't play in Game 1 vs. Warriors

    247 Sports "If Kawhi Leonard is going to return to game action during the playoffs for the San Antonio Spurs, it won't come in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors. Per the Spurs - via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express News - Leonard has been officially ruled out of the team's first postseason..." April 13

  • Dwyane Wade believes Kawhi Leonard will be traded to Celtics

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San..." April 12

  • Celtics may be early front-runners in hypothetical Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes

    WEEI Boston "Though the Celtics can still win a playoff round with their depleted roster, it’s unfathomable they can make any sort of run in the Eastern Conference with Kyrie Irving sitting on the sidelines. That means it’s time to start peeking ahead to the summer, where the Celtics will likely once again be..." April 09

  • Sources: Cavs keeping eye on Leonard ordeal with Spurs

    Amico Hoops "It’s been a strange season in San Antonio, perhaps the strangest during the reign of coach Gregg Popovich and undoubtedly the strangest since Kawhi Leonard joined the team via the 2011 draft. In case you haven’t been following the story, the Spurs and Leonard seem to have grown apart this..." April 05

  • NBA Rumors: Package centered around Jayson Tatum would be best hope for Kawhi Leonard trade

    Clutch Points "In the midst of the Kawhi Leonard saga, teams have been preparing to contact the San Antonio Spurs and inquire about his services, though due to the dubious state of his quad injury, it’s unlikely the team can ask for much if it chooses to trade him away. According to Yahoo! Sports Insider..." April 04

  • Report: Teams Planning To Call Spurs About Kawhi Leonard

    SLAM Online "NBA teams are reportedly preparing to inquire about the availability of Kawhi Leonard during the offseason. While guesting on Outside The Lines, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said that “several NBA general managers” have indicated that the Spurs will be getting calls about their 26-year-old star." April 03

  • Charles Barkley: 'Kawhi Leonard should stay with the Spurs'

    San Antonio Express-News "News that All-Star Kawhi Leonard is once again away from the Spurs and in New York rehabbing a lingering right quad injury was a topic of concern for fans last week. It has also been a revolving topic in the NBA world. On ESPN Monday morning, former NBA player and current analyst Charles..." April 03

  • NBA Rumors: Why Celtics Should Trade For Kawhi If He's Available

    NESN "Like it or not, the Boston Celtics need one more All-Star-caliber player in order to have a chance to contend with the NBA’s elite teams year after year. The Celtics have performed admirably this season without Gordon Hayward, as Brad Stevens — the best asset in the NBA — has piloted Boston to..." April 03

  • Nate Robinson: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio

    247 Sports "With just five games left in the regular season, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard continues to remain sidelined by a nagging quad injury. Leonard has only played in nine games this season and has alluded to making a possible comeback back in March. But now that March has come and gone and with..." April 02

  • Spurs awaiting word on Leonard's status from him and his 'group,' Popovich says

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said there has been no word from Kawhi Leonard regarding his status since he returned to New York last week for more rehab work under the supervision of his medical team. "I don't know when he and his group are going to feel like they are ready to go," Popovich said..." April 02

  • How the 76ers can land LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard next season

    Clutch Points "The narrative revolving around LeBron James’ upcoming free agency has become a consistent topic of debates in the NBA. Different teams have been trying to woo the King and the fans are even stepping up their game by renting billboards to entice James to bring his talents to their respective..." April 02

  • Gregg Popovich admits he does not know when Kawhi Leonard will feel ready

    Larry Brown Sports "Gregg Popovich is just as confused by Kawhi Leonard’s status as the rest of us are. The San Antonio Spurs coach said Sunday that when Leonard “and his group” say he’s ready, he’ll be ready to play." April 01

  • No timetable set for Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return to Spurs

    ESPN "For the second time this season, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has traveled to New York to continue rehabilitation for his lingering right quad injury under the supervision of outside medical personnel, league sources told ESPN. Leonard has been in New York since Monday, and there's no..." March 31

  • Ex-Spurs forward Stephen Jackson: I 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kawhi Leonard wants out

    USA Today "Retired NBA forward Stephen Jackson, who spent four seasons of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, winning one championship, blasted former teammate Tony Parker earlier this week for his recent claim that the quad injury he suffered in last year's playoffs was "a hundred times worse" than Kawhi..." March 29

  • Spurs' Aldridge to undergo MRI on injured left knee

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are already functioning without one star in Kawhi Leonard, and may have lost another on Tuesday night. Big man LaMarcus Aldridge exited the first half of Tuesday's 116-106 loss to the Washington Wizards with a bruised left knee, and did not return. He's now set to..." March 28

  • Spurs' Popovich: No blame placed for Kawhi Leonard's absence, but it's frustrating for everyone

    CBS Sports "Gregg Popovich is the architect of the Spurs. He's overseen their rise as the NBA's most consistent team for the past two decades. He's also coached stars like David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. As of late, Kawhi Leonard has emerged as the next great Spurs superstar and the new face of..." March 24

  • Tony Parker: My quad injury 100 times worse than Kawhi Leonard’s

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tony Parker reportedly led a players-only meeting in which Spurs implored Kawhi Leonard to return. Leonard injured his quad last season, has played just nine games this season and remains sidelined. The Spurs have reportedly cleared him, but he got second opinions and is waiting for his medical..." March 23

  • Knicks must now make a run at Kawhi Leonard

    New York Post "There’s going to come a time when the Knicks are going to have to roll up their sleeves, pound their chests, and say, “The hell with it. Let’s go.” There is no reward for the meek in the NBA. Patience is for priests. Maybe that means focusing every ounce of their energy on the ever-shifting..." March 23

  • Rudy Gay Denies Report of ‘Tense’ Team Meeting With Kawhi Leonard

    SLAM Online "Rudy Gay dismissed an ESPN report that the Spurs held a “tense and emotional at times” players-only meeting with Kawhi Leonard, in an attempt to implore the All-Star forward to return to action. Gay said “it was just a conversation” among teammates, and Danny Green also called the story..." March 23

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard didn’t give inquiring Spurs teammates a return date or guarantee he will play this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs reportedly held a players-only meeting to implore Kawhi Leonard to play. He reportedly defended his missing games due to injury. Even if his teammates believed his extended absence was justified, they surely wanted to know when it would end. Apparently, they didn’t get an..." March 22

  • Report: Spurs urged Kawhi to return in players-only meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard has yet to set a date for his return to the San Antonio Spurs’ lineup, and his teammates appear to be growing frustrated with him. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Spurs held a players-only meeting — led by Tony Parker — after Saturday’s win over the Minnesota..." March 22

  • Spurs Expected To Offer Designed Veteran Player Extension To Kawhi Leonard

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs are still expected to offer Kawhi Leonard a max contract extension this offseason that will be worth more than $200 million. Leonard qualifies for the designated veteran player contract extension." March 22

  • Kawhi Leonard won't play against Warriors

    247 Sports "The Kawhi Leonard saga has certainly been one of the most perplexing storylines in the NBA this season. Leonard has played in just nine games throughout the 2017-18 season. When the Spurs face the Golden State Warriors on Monday, they'll be doing so without the services of Leonard. Leonard..." March 19

  • Pau Gasol does not want fans to criticize Kawhi Leonard

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs center Pau Gasol has been playing with a painful right shoulder ever since he suffered an AC sprain in the win over Memphis on March 5. "It's still sore. It's going to be sore," Gasol said after shootaround Saturday morning. "I didn't really let it heal properly. You risk that the injury..." March 18

  • Gregg Popovich on if Kawhi Leonard could play in playoffs without playing in regular season

    Clutch Points "Last week, there was plenty of talk about San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard returning as early as this Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. According to an article written today by Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn’t going to..." March 17

  • Tony Parker: 'At Some Point It Makes No Sense' for Kawhi Leonard Injury Return

    Bleacher Report "San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker suggested on Thursday that time may be running out this season on a Kawhi Leonard return. According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, Parker is hopeful that Leonard will return from injury, but he added, "At some point, it makes no sense..." March 15

  • Kawhi Leonard needs clearance from his New York doctors

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard’s anticipated return date has been pushed back, and now we have some clarity about the reason. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said on Tuesday that Leonard still needs to receive medical clearance from the specialists he has been seeing in New York. “But the first..." March 13

  • Kawhi Leonard’s Target Return Date To The Spurs Has Reportedly Been Pushed Back

    Dime Magazine "The Spurs have struggled mightily in recent weeks, as the accumulation of injuries and the reality of having to play without their MVP candidate for most of the season appears to have caught up with them. San Antonio’s loss to Houston on Monday night dropped the Spurs to 10th in the West due to..." March 13

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich meeting Tuesday for clarity on impending return

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he'll speak to Kawhi Leonard on Tuesday when the team returns home following its 109-93 loss to the Houston Rockets. It's expected the club could gain some clarity about the star forward's potential return to the lineup. "I'll see Kawhi [Tuesday],"..." March 13

  • Tony Parker: Kawhi Leonard returning to Spurs will not be easy

    Larry Brown Sports "Those who think that Kawhi Leonard returning to action for the San Antonio Spurs will help propel the team into the playoffs may have to temper their expectations. Leonard is going to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Tuesday to decide when he is able to resume playing with the team...." March 13

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard could return to Spurs next Thursday vs. Pelicans

    Pro Basketball Talk "San Antonio headed into Saturday night’s nationally-televised showdown having lost 9-of-12, their defense has fallen back to pedestrian levels in that time (15th in the league in those dozen games), and not only is the Spurs 50-win season streak going to end, they are just 1.5 games from falling..." March 10

  • Report: Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard intends to play this season

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard expressed his intent to return to the court this season, after suffering several setbacks in his recovery from a quad injury, according to Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News. Leonard had returned for nine games prior after suffering his initial..." March 07

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