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Kawhi Leonard

American professional basketball player

Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers. He used to play for the San Antonio Spurs.

Kawhi Leonard
Leonard with the Raptors in 2019
No. 2 – Los Angeles Clippers
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1991-06-29) June 29, 1991 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
High school
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
CollegeSan Diego State (2009–2011)
NBA Draft2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career2011–present
Career history
20112018San Antonio Spurs
2018–2019Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Leonard won Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. He won the Most Valuable Player for the 2014 Finals win. He was not drafted by the Spurs. Rather he was traded on draft night from the Indiana Pacers.

In 2018, Leonard joined the Toronto Raptors. He helped the team to the 2019 NBA Finals. His contract ended on June 30, 2019.[1]

Leonard has scored more than 30 points in a game thirteen times in the 2019 playoff season. He has been compared to LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry.[2]

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Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Leonard won an NBA championship
* Led the league

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 San Antonio 64 39 24.0 .493 .376 .773 5.1 1.1 1.3 .4 7.9
2012–13 San Antonio 58 57 31.2 .494 .374 .825 6.0 1.6 1.7 .6 11.9
2013–14 San Antonio 66 65 29.1 .522 .379 .802 6.2 2.0 1.7 .8 12.8
2014–15 San Antonio 64 64 31.8 .479 .349 .802 7.2 2.5 2.3* .8 16.5
2015–16 San Antonio 72 72 33.1 .506 .443 .874 6.8 2.6 1.8 1.0 21.2
2016–17 San Antonio 74 74 33.4 .485 .381 .880 5.8 3.5 1.8 .7 25.5
2017–18 San Antonio 9 9 23.3 .468 .314 .816 4.7 2.3 2.0 1.0 16.2
2018–19 Toronto 60 60 34.0 .496 .371 .854 7.3 3.3 1.8 .4 26.6
Career 467 440 30.8 .495 .383 .848 6.3 2.4 1.8 .7 17.7
All-Star 3 3 19.7 .515 .316 .000 4.3 2.3 1.0 .3 13.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 San Antonio 14 14 27.1 .500 .450 .813 5.9 .6 1.2 .4 8.6
2013 San Antonio 21 21 36.9 .545 .390 .633 9.0 1.0 1.8 .5 13.5
2014 San Antonio 23 23 32.0 .510 .419 .736 6.7 1.7 1.7 .6 14.3
2015 San Antonio 7 7 35.7 .477 .423 .771 7.4 2.6 1.1 .6 20.3
2016 San Antonio 10 10 33.9 .500 .436 .824 6.3 2.8 2.6 1.4 22.5
2017 San Antonio 12 12 35.8 .525 .455 .931 7.8 4.6 1.7 .5 27.7
2019 Toronto 24 24 39.1 .490 .379 .884 9.1 3.9 1.7 .7 30.5
Career 111 111 34.4 .506 .421 .798 7.5 2.5 1.7 .7 19.6

CollegeEdit

 
Leonard with San Diego State in 2009
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 San Diego State 34 33 31.3 .455 .205 .726 9.9 1.9 1.4 .7 12.7
2010–11 San Diego State 36 36 32.6 .444 .291 .759 10.6 2.5 1.4 .7 15.5
Career 70 69 31.9 .449 .250 .744 10.2 2.2 1.4 .7 14.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kawhi Leonard becomes a free agent June 30 — Toronto can offer the most cash". Global News. June 14, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. https://torontosun.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/simmons-we-still-havent-seen-kawhis-best-in-nba-finals