Tag Archives: Kawhi Leonard

Leonard Showcases Complete Skill Set in Game 3 Win

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San Antonio faced a test for the first time in the 2016 post season, only Kawhi Leoanrd was there to provide all of the answers. In his first appearance since accepting the 2016 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, he lifted the Spurs to a 3-0 victory by dominating on both ends of the floor, becoming the first player in playoff …

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Podcast: Raptors Looking for Post Season Success

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Toronto posted a franchise record for regular season victories for the third consecutive year and won its third straight Atlantic Division title, but face an uphill battle after just one game. The Raptors couldn’t find their shooting touch — or a defensive solution for Pacers All-Star Paul George — and were the only team to surrender home court advantage during the opening …

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Fantasy Focus: Leonard Delivering in Primetime

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  As the top two teams in the NBA clashed in a nationally televised game Saturday night, Kawhi Leonard emerged as the most complete player on the court. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year sparked the Spurs to an 87-79 victory over Golden State by dominating on both ends of the floor. Leonard earned his first career All-Star nomination …

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Waiver Watch: Drastic Improvements from Leonard

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Kawhi Leonard is continually forcing scouts to rewrite their book on him. When he was being evaluated as a draft candidate in 2011, his true shooting percentage of 46.3 percent during his sophomore season at San Diego State ranked as the worst among the 17 wing prospects in the class. On draft night, Leonard was initially projected to be a lottery selection, …

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Leonard in Rarified Air as a Defender

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The club previously wasn’t so exclusive. The feat has been accomplished 69 times in league history, with several five time members. While inhabited primarily by point guards, a 7-footer resides among them, along with a few athletic wings. The figure used to be a benchmark for a stellar defensive campaign, but since the year 2000, a 200 steal season has …

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Top Fantasy Basketball Steal Leaders for 2016

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No single category in fantasy basketball is more difficult to judge than steals. As one of the key categories for owners to consider, finding consistent production is a difficult task. Only four players averaged more than two steals per game but to make matters more difficult, 71 posted at least one per night. To illustrate how close the figures are between …

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Kawhi Leonard: King of Thieves

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The ball is never safe with Kawhi Leonard serving as an opposing defender. At some point, he is going to attack and there is little that can be done to prevent him from ripping the ball away. Last season, 3.7 percent of all the possessions an opponent had resulted in a steal from Leonard, the catalyst for him becoming the …

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Podcast: Recapping the Free Agent Spree of 2015

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New Orleans didn’t want any competition for the services of Anthony Davis. As soon as the league moratorium ended, the Pelicans began negotiations with the NBA’s leading shot blocker in each of the past two seasons and ultimately agreed upon the richest offer in league history. The team had until Oct. 31 to reach an agreement with Davis or he …

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Podcast: The June News Cycle of the NBA

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The first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft went as expected, with Minnesota selecting Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, then absolute chaos took over. The Lakers surprisingly selected a guard, Philadelphia chose another center with the third overall pick in the draft and the Knicks gambled their future on a 7-foot-1, 230 pound forward from Latvia. The selection will come to …

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Leonard the League’s Undisputed Top Defender

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  An award predicated on recognizing an achievement accumulated for an entire season can’t be swayed on a single performance. The only hesitation any voters experienced in tabbing Kawhi Leonard as the Defensive Player of the Year was the limited time he spent on the floor.

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