Kawhi Leonard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kawhi Leonard Problem Messing Up Clippers, Says Ty Lue

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 118-94 on Thursday evening. Kawhi Leonard finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes of action. Given that his team won its most recent outing comfortably, clearly that’s all that was required of..." May 08

  • LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard feels 'ready to go,' but Ty Lue to keep minutes capped

    ESPN "As Kawhi Leonard makes his way back from a foot injury and ramps up for the postseason, the LA Clippers are being cautious and maintaining a minutes restriction on their All-Star. Clippers coach Ty Lue said he has had to adjust his rotations with Leonard not yet..." May 07

  • Kawhi Leonard Working on Music Project to Benefit Mamba and Mambacita Foundation

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is collaborating with NBA YoungBoy and Rod Wave for a musical project, with proceeds going toward the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. "It just merges basketball and music together," Leonard told reporters Tuesday of Culture..." May 05

  • Kawhi Leonard is back, Clippers must recover from worst week of season

    The Athletic "For the second time since April 9, Kawhi Leonard played in a game for the Clippers. The first time Leonard returned, it was also the first time the Clippers had a home crowd at Staples Center, on April 18. The Clippers would blow out the Timberwolves, and that game was the..." May 02

  • Injured Clippers Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Beverley making progress

    Orange County Register "The whole no-news-is-good-news thing? Maybe not if you’re the Clippers. In their case, any tidings tend to be good tidings. And so Coach Tyronn Lue was happy to report Wednesday that Kawhi Leonard (sore foot) and – surprise! – Patrick Beverley (fractured..." April 30

  • Clippers' Kawhi Leonard to Have Foot Injury Reevaluated Next Week

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard will have his right foot reevaluated next week after experiencing soreness, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. Leonard missed four games with a foot injury before returning to the lineup Sunday against the..." April 20

  • Ranking The Top 10 Most Unguardable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Offensive players in today’s NBA have more power than ever. With limited defensive resistance and the surprisingly soft refereeing in the game, the best offensive players are unstoppable right now. But there are levels. Some superstar players cannot be defended by any single..." April 14

  • Ranking the NBA's Best Duos This Season

    Bleacher Report "Ranking the NBA's best duos in any given season is not for the faint of heart. So let's live on the wild side, shall we? Hashing out a pecking order is an inexact process. Rooting out subjection entirely isn't possible. Success is open to..." April 07

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Likely Re-Sign With The Clippers

    Fadeaway World "Good news for Clippers Nation as Kawhi Leonard seems to be ready to stay with the team beyond this season. There have been little hints that point out an extended stay in Los Angeles for the Klaw. Kawhi landed in town to help the team win the NBA championship, just like he did with the Toronto..." March 27

  • The Miami Heat and Kawhi Leonard May Need Each Other

    The Big Lead "The Miami Heat went on a remarkable run during last year's bubbled NBA Playoffs and almost stole a championship. At that time it looked like a young core was in place to bring prolonged success to South Beach, what with Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson emerging..." March 26

  • Four years after peak Spurs Kawhi Leonard, how much better is he with the Clippers?

    The Athletic "Kawhi Leonard returns to the city where he started his NBA career and established his elite two-way skill set when the Clippers visit the San Antonio Spurs for a two-game back-to-back series. The Spurs acquired Leonard’s draft rights in 2011 from Indiana after he was the..." March 25

  • Kawhi Leonard says LA Clippers' inconsistency 'very concerning'

    ESPN "After the LA Clippers failed to respond and were routed by a more aggressive and hungrier New Orleans Pelicans squad on Sunday night, Kawhi Leonard said his team's lack of consistency is "very concerning." The Clippers never led and trailed..." March 15

  • Kawhi Leonard plans to play for coach Gregg Popovich, Team USA in 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

    EuroHoops.net "Kawhi Leonard aims to reunite with former head coach Gregg Popovich in the Olympic Games scheduled to be held this summer in Tokyo. Most of the remaining NBA superstars are not as clear in confirming their intention to represent the USA at the highest level of international..." March 08

  • LA Clippers unsure of Kawhi Leonard's status for next game against Washington Wizards

    ESPN "Kawhi Leonard was a late scratch for Tuesday night's game at the Boston Celtics because of back spasms and his availability for the LA Clippers' final game before the All-Star break, Thursday against the Wizards in Washington, is now in..." March 03

  • Clippers' Kawhi Leonard out vs. Celtics Because of Back Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard was ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Boston Celtics with back spasms, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  The 29-year-old remains the centerpiece of the Clippers, averaging 26.8..." March 02

  • Kawhi Leonard left hungry after Paul George ate all the postgame fried chicken

    Clutch Points "Paul George built up quite an appetite after playing 32 minutes in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 119-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum on Friday. So much so, that he brought the team’s postgame meal, a savory bucket of fried chicken, to the..." February 27

  • Man suing Clippers, Jerry West demanded job, skybox over Kawhi Leonard deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Not long after the Clippers signed prize free agent Kawhi Leonard in July 2019, Johnny Wilkes, the self-described best friend of Leonard’s uncle, drafted a list of requests for the team. Wilkes wanted a job as the team’s vice president of special events. He..." February 25

  • LA Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George return vs. Utah Jazz

    ESPN "The LA Clippers will have their superstar duo available when they face the league-leading Utah Jazz on Friday night, with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George set to return from injuries. " February 19

  • Kawhi Leonard becoming more vocal leader for Clippers this season?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard is not exactly known for being vocal, but he appears to be developing on that front in the interest of becoming a better leader. LA Clippers big man Serge Ibaka spoke recently on Leonard’s improved leadership skills this season. Ibaka had previously played with..." February 19

  • Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Won't play Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Leonard (lower leg) is unavailable Wednesday against the Jazz, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The 29-year-old will be sidelined for the third consecutive game as he continues to nurse a bruised lower left leg.  " February 17

  • Clippers’ Serge Ibaka fires back at reporter over fashion comments, reveals Kawhi Leonard’s advice

    Clutch Points "If there’s one guy on the Los Angeles Clippers who knows fashion, it’s Serge Ibaka. And if you’re talking to Ibaka about fashion, you better refer to it as “art.” The Clippers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night, 128-111,..." February 15

  • Bulls Rookie Patrick Williams Dominated by Kawhi Leonard as His Own Offense Disappears

    Heavy "Let’s start by giving Patrick Williams some credit. He is 19 years old and has all of 24 NBA games of experience under his belt. But if the rookie is going to be on the floor, which is where coach Billy Donovan had him, he is going to have to stand up to scrutiny, and..." February 13

  • Kawhi Leonard Finally Explains Why he Grew Up Idolizing Allen Iverson

    SI "Years ago, Kawhi Leonard once said he grew up a Sixers fan because of Allen Iverson. No one knew what specifically drew The Klaw to AI, but he finally explained it today. After the Clippers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, I had a chance to ask Kawhi about his love for..." February 12

  • Kawhi Leonard playing at MVP level as Clippers' emphasis on passing has changed offensive equation

    CBS Sports "I remember talking to Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts a couple years ago about the NBA's growing fascination with volume passing, which is to say the number of passes a team is making per game. The dynastic Golden State Warriors made it cool, whipping the..." February 10

  • ‘Robot’ Kawhi Leonard clowned by Richard Jefferson over eye drops

    Clutch Points "ESPN analyst Richard Jefferson hilariously poked fun on Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard who needed to get a dose of eye drops after getting poked in the eye by Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics during Friday’s game. The situation drew the..." February 06

  • Kawhi Leonard rips NBA’s All-Star Game decision

    Clutch Points "Add one more superstar to the list of players completely disinterested in playing the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta next month. First it was De’Aaron Fox. Then it was LeBron James. Giannis Antetokounmpo followed, and now LA Clippers‘ star Kawhi..." February 06

  • After guarding Kawhi Leonard, newest Cavalier Lamar Stevens reveals text from grandma

    Cavs Nation "After going untaken in the 2020 NBA draft, former Penn State standout Lamar Stevens has gone a long way with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In a span of a couple of months, Stevens went from being without a team to having to defend none other than Kawhi Leonard when the Cavs took on..." February 04

  • Nets star Kyrie Irving gets revenge on Kawhi Leonard with epic misdirection move

    Clutch Points "The superstars came out to play on Tuesday night when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Los Angeles Clippers in a high-profile matchup in the Barclays Center. Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard were involved in a couple of early exchanges, with the two stars..." February 02

  • Kawhi Leonard Has Quietly Become The Favorite For The MVP Award

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers and their leading superstar, Kawhi Leonard, were ridiculed after their collapse against the Denver Nuggets in the bubble. A true contender closes games, and the Clippers weren’t able to do so. But this season, Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers have come..." February 02

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George speak on facing Nets Big 3

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers took care of the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to three games. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George led the way in their second game back from the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Just hours later, Kevin Durant,..." February 01

  • Kawhi Leonard impressed with Knicks' RJ Barrett: 'Sky's the limit'

    Yahoo! Sports "Immanuel Quickley wasn’t the only Knick to receive praise from the Clippers on Sunday. Here’s Kawhi Leonard’s assessment of RJ Barrett: "He took on the challenge and that's how you get better. Trying to guard the best..." February 01

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George speak out on missing games due to NBA’s COVID-19 protocols

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard and Paul George returned to the LA Clippers lineup in blistering fashion Friday night. After missing the last two games and being away from the team for more than four days due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, both Leonard and George..." January 30

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George to return Friday for LA Clippers after clearing COVID-19 protocols

    ESPN "LA Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George cleared health and safety protocols and are set to return Friday against the Orlando Magic. Leonard and George rejoined the Clippers in Orlando after missing the first two games on this six-game road swing...." January 29

  • LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George 'feeling well' but no timetable for return

    ESPN "Tyronn Lue said Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are "feeling well," but the head coach isn't sure when his two stars will rejoin the LA Clippers. The Clippers started a six-game trip against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday without..." January 26

  • Kawhi Leonard, Paul George out vs. Hawks due to health and safety protocols

    TSN "The Los Angeles Clippers say Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of health and safety protocols. ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk reports Leonard and George are not flying with the Clippers..." January 25

  • “Giannis Antetokounmpo Isn't Better Than LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden, And Kawhi Leonard”

    Fadeaway World "Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 2x MVP, 4x All-Star, and reigning NBA Defensive Player of The Year. To many, his skill set, size, and resume are enough to put him amongst the NBA’s elite — even at 26-years-old. To some, he’s right up there with LeBron James for the title of being..." January 23

  • Ranking the top-10 NBA MVP candidates for 2020-21

    Sportsnaut "NBA MVP: With the 2020-21 season already in full motion, we’re already seeing top teams being bandied about as title contenders. With that comes the need to look at top individual players on said teams.  Can Giannis Antetokounmpo win the award for a third consecutive..." January 18

  • Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard Has Strong Message on Bulls, Billy Donovan

    Heavy "The Chicago Bulls‘ 1-3 West Coast road trip may not have been encouraging in the win-loss column, but the Bulls have garnered respect in the Western Conference. Following Chicago’s 130-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, superstar Kawhi Leonard complimented the team..." January 12

  • Kawhi Leonard draws attention for funny ‘Power Rangers’ pregame outfit

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard likes making unusual fashion statements. We got another one on Friday. Leonard arrived for Friday night’s game at Golden State with a unique fashion statement: a strange patterned shirt that bore at least a passing resemblance to a Power Rangers outfit. And plenty..." January 09

  • LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard on latest collapse: 'We just have to change'

    ESPN "After the LA Clippers blew a 22-point lead in just over five minutes to suffer another second-half collapse, Kawhi Leonard said the Clippers "just have to change." The Clippers led 85-63 with 3:15 remaining in the third quarter, only to fall in a..." January 09

  • Kawhi Leonard showing shades of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in new LA Clippers system

    NBA.com "Before the start of the season, LA Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue compared Kawhi Leonard to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. OK, not quite. Lue mentioned Leonard in the same sentence as Bryant and Jordan, but he wasn't comparing their accomplishments..." January 07

  • Kawhi Leonard expects to play in more back-to-backs this season

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kawhi Leonard has been more or less saddled with being the poster boy for the “load management” movement that has taken over the NBA over the past few seasons. Now that the Los Angeles Clippers star is feeling healthier than he has in a long time, Leonard expects..." January 07

  • Kawhi Leonard to play first back-to-back set in 1,372 days

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers are preparing for the second half of their back-to-back set against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. For the first time since he’s joined the Clippers, however, Kawhi Leonard is expected to play in the second half of a..." January 06

  • NBA Twitter Hilariously Reacts To Masked Kawhi Leonard

    Fadeaway World "Kawhi Leonard is just one of those guys that’s funny without even trying to be. Whether it’s his demeanor, his bluntness, or his cyborg-like personality, the Clippers star has become a fan-favorite among the NBA community. So when Leonard was forced to wear a..." December 31

  • Clippers star Kawhi Leonard’s savage message to Serge Ibaka after getting injured by him

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers got superstar forward Kawhi Leonard back for Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. However, Leonard says they team may also lose starting big man Serge Ibaka after recent events. In his first media..." December 31

  • Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard in, Gary Trent Jr. out

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance tonight to move to 3-1 with a win at the Los Angeles Clippers. A win would give the Blazers (2-1) three victories over three of the top four seeds in the Western Conference from last season’s NBA playoffs. Portland has already..." December 30

  • 5 Best Destinations For Kawhi Leonard If He Decides To Leave The Clippers Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers cannot survive another second-round playoff exit. Last season, the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets. If that happens again, there would be a lot of uncertainty around the team that the Clippers can’t contend for an NBA championship. Both..." December 30

  • DeMar DeRozan’s NSFW rant on Kawhi Leonard trade after LeBron James joined the Lakers

    Clutch Points "San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan was a foundational member of the Toronto Raptors squad right before they won the title. Everyone knows that before he left the North, his squad was repeatedly thwarted by a certain LeBron James. In a recent appearance on..." December 30

  • Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard out vs. Mavs due to mouth laceration

    Clutch Points "Kawhi Leonard sustained a laceration to his mouth during the LA Clippers’ Christmas day matchup with the Denver Nuggets. According to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, Leonard will miss Sunday’s contest versus the Dallas Mavericks due to his mouth..." December 27

  • Kawhi Leonard Takes Vicious Elbow To The Face From Serge Ibaka

    Total Pro Sports "We hope Kawhi Leonard is okay. During the Clippers game against the Denver Nuggets — the Los Angeles superstar took a horrific elbow from teammate Serge Ibaka that opened him up and produced blood everywhere. " December 26