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Kawhi Leonard

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Named a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Feb. 10, 2020.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Started for the victorious USA White Team in 2015 Showcase and recorded 14 points (7-12 FGs), 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals in 24 minutes of action.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Selected a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Select Team that trained against the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2014 and 2019 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP.
  • For a second consecutive year was selected 2015-16 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Became the first non-center to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-90 and 1990-91.
  • Selected 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
  • Named MVP of the 2019 NBA Finals after lading Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship and averaging in the finals 28.5 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 4.3 apg. and 1.8 spg. 
  • Became the third player to win Finals MVP with multiple franchises (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James).
  • Named MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals after helping San Antonio to the NBA championship and averaging in the Finals 17.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg., 2.0 apg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 61.2 percent from the field, 57.9 percent from 3-point (11-19) and 78.2 percent from the foul line. Became the youngest Finals MVP since Duncan won it for the Spurs in 1999.
  • Two-time All-NBA first team selection (2016 and 2017).
  • All-NBA second team selection (2019).
  • Three-time NBA All-Defensive first team (2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Two-time NBA All-Defensive second team (2014 and 2019).
  • Named All-NBA honorable mention in 2015.
  • Named to 2012 NBA All-Rookie first team.
  • Four-time NBA All-Star (2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020).
  • Named to Team LeBron for 2020 NBA All-Star game.
  • Selected a starter for Team LeBron at the 2019 NBA All-Star game. Recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 19 minutes.
  • Selected a starter for the 2017 NBA All-Star Western Conference team. Recorded 4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 14.8 minutes.
  • Selected a starter in his first NBA All-Star game appearance in 2016. Recorded 17 points (8-15 FGs), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 25:39 of action.
  • Participated in the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge played during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 23 minutes of action.
  • Finished fourth in voting for 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Named to 2012 NBA All-Rookie first team.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Reached 8,000 career points March 14, 2019, versus the Los Angeles Lakers. 
  • Led the NBA in steals (2.31) in 2014-15, became only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals per game since the league started tracking the statistic in the 1973-74 season.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his eighth NBA season, first season with the Los Angeles Clippers, formerly with the Toronto Raptors (2018-19) and the San Antonio Spurs (2011-18).
  • Signed as a free-agent with the L.A. Clippers on July 9, 2019. 
  • Through 2018-19, has played in 467 NBA regular season games, started 440 games, has compiled 8,250 points (17.7 ppg.), 2,950 rebounds (6.3 rpg)., 1,123 assists (2.4 apg.) and 829 steals (1.8 spg.), while shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from 3-point and 85.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 111 career postseason games, has averaged 19.5 ppg., 7.7 rpg., 2.4 apg., 1.7 spg., while shooting 50.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from 3-point and 83.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started 60 games in 2018-19, averaged a career-high 34.0 minutes a game (19th in NBA), career-high 26.6 ppg. (tied for 6th in NBA), 7.3 rpg., 3.3 apg., 1.8 spg. (7th in NBA), shot 49.6 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from 3-point and a 85.4 percent from the foul line. Ranked seventh in the NBA in efficiency (25.9).
  • Helped lead Toronto to the 2019 NBA Championship, played and started in all 24 playoff games, averaged a career-high 30.5 ppg., 9.1 rpg., 3.9 spg., and shot 49.0 percent from the field, 37.9 percent from 3-point an 88.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Led the team in scoring in 2018-19 in 47 games, the most by a player in first season with Toronto.
  • Helped lead San Antonio to the 2014 NBA Championship, played and started in all 23 playoff games, averaged 14.3 ppg., 6.7 rpg., 1.7 apg., 1.7 spg., and shot 51.0 percent from the field, 41.9 percent from 3-point and 73.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Helped lead San Antonio to the 2013 NBA Finals. In the 2013 NBA Finals versus the Miami Heat, averaged 14.6 ppg and 11.1 rpg, with four double-doubles. In game 6, he recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds.
  • Drafted in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2011 NBA Draft by Indiana. Traded on draft night to San Antonio in exchange for guard George Hill. Became an early entry candidate after two collegiate seasons at San Diego State University.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Played two collegiate seasons at San Diego State University.
  • Had 40 career double-doubles, the second most in school history. Tied Andrew Bogut for the most career double-doubles in Mountain West Conference history.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11 led the Aztecs to a school-record 34 wins and an appearance in the Sweet 16.
  • Named 2011 All-American second team by the Associated Press.
  • Finalist for the 2011 Wooden Award and the Naismith Award.
  • Named 2011 All-Mountain West first team, All-Mountain West Defensive Team and the All-MWC Tournament Team.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11, averaged 15.5 ppg., 10.6 rpg. (ninth in the NCAA), 2.9 apg. and 1.42 spg. in 32.6 mpg. in 36 games.
  • Named 2010 Mountain West Freshman on the Year, All-MWC first team honors, becoming the first freshman in MWC history to earn first team all-conference honors.
  • Named the 2010 MWC tournament MVP.
  • One of only four freshmen in the country to lead his team in scoring and rebounding, averaging a team-best 12.7 ppg.
  • Only freshman in the 11-year history of the MWC to earn conference player of the week accolades three times.

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Son of the late Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson.
  • Attended Martin Luther King High School (Riverside, Calif.) and was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year his senior season (2008-09), averaged 22.6 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 3.0 bpg.
  • Named 2009 CalHiSports.com Mr. Basketball State Player of the Year.

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2015 MNTX 1/1 24/24.0 7-  12 .583 0-  3 .000 0-  0 .--- 1/ 1.0 14/ 14.0 1 0 0

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