• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Fills up stat sheet Thursday

    Leonard scored a team-high 16 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go along with five boards, three steals, and a blocked shot in Thursday's preseason opener against the Kings.With Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili sitting out for rest purposes, Leonard and new acquisition LaMarcus Aldridge were the focal points of the Spurs' offense Thursday. Though the Spurs were outscored by 14 points during the 21 minutes Leonard was on the court, it didn't prevent the fifth-year wing from delivering the sort of well-rounded stat line we've come to expect from him. Leonard figures to see his role in the San Antonio offense grow again in 2015-16 while coach Gregg Popovich looks to limit the regular-season minutes of his aging core, opening the door for the 24-year-old to improve upon the career-best 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists he averaged a season ago.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Spurs announce Kawhi Leonard's re-signing

    The Spurs have re-signed Kawhi Leonard, the team announced on Thursday. The team didn't release terms of the contract, but the extension is believed to be for five years and more than $90 million. Leonard averaged 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Spurs sign Kawhi Leonard to five-year extension

    The Spurs have agreed to a five-year contract extension with forward Kawhi Leonard, sources told Yahoo Sports. The five-year deal is believed to be worth more than $90 million. Leonard won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year last season. He averaged 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Spurs F Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, racking up 37 first-place votes and 333 points. Draymond Green of the Warriors finished second with 45 first-place votes and 317 points. DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers was third with 32 first-place votes and 261 points. Leonard, 23, led the league with 2.31 steals per contest, racking up a career-best 148 steals this season. He finished the season with 48 blocks, just two shy from matching last season's career best. His 64 games player are the fewest ever by a Defensive Player of the Year in a non-lockout season since David Robinson in 1991-91 (68). The Spurs were third in defensive rating over the final 42 games, when Kawhi returned from a hand injury. They finished only behind Utah and Memphis, allowing 98.9 points per 100 possessions. The Spurs allowed a 97.1 defensive rating with Leonard on the floor overall. Coming off a Finals MVP performance that helped San Antonio win the NBA title, Leonard and the Spurs were unable to agree on a contract extension before the start of the 2014-15 season, making him a restricted free agent at season's end.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Kawhi Leonard matches career high with 26 points in win

    Forward Kawhi Leonard led all scores on Tuesday and tied a career high with 26 points, leading the Spurs past the Thunder 113-88.Leonard hit 10 of 14 shots from the field including four for four from 3-point range. "He's been absolutely amazing,'' Spurs center Tim Duncan said about Leonard. "He's on a tear right now, and we're riding him." Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Leonard, last year's NBA Finals MVP, is becoming more comfortable in a leading role. "He's getting better all the time, and getting more confident. We're getting him more and more room, and you're seeing a young player blossom."

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Kawhi Leonard puts up 26 points, 7 steals in Spurs' victory

    Forward Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points Sunday in the Spurs' 107-92 victory over the Warriors.Leonard also grabbed seven steals, five rebounds and three assists in the win. "Kawhi was magnificent at both ends of the court," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He is really playing confidently, but he hasn't forgotten to predicate his game on defense and on the boards. It kind of fuels him offensively."The 26 points was Leonard's highest total since Dec. 1.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Spurs F Kawhi Leonard posts 20 points, four boards in win

    Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds in 22 minutes on Friday in the Spurs' 123-93 victory over the Nuggets.Leonard hit nine of 13 shots from the floor.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Kawhi Leonard's 22 points, 4 steals lift Spurs in win

    Forward Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 22 points on Tuesday, leading his team over the Heat 95-81. Leonard also grabbed nine rebounds and tallied four steals, two assists and two blocks in the win. ''He has a way of knocking it all sideways,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said about Leonard's performance. ''Four steals, it felt like 10.''

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    F Kawhi Leonard puts up 25 points in Spurs' victory

    Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 10 rebounds Sunday to help put the Spurs past the Grizzlies 103-89.The 25 points was Leonard's second-highest total of the season. "He was rolling and he felt it," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Leonard's fourth-quarter performance. Leonard also recorded his 18th straight game with at least one steal.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Spurs F Kawhi Leonard goes for 19 points, 9 rebounds in defeat

    Forward Kawhi Leonard tallied 19 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists on Tuesday but the Spurs fell short in Dallas, 101-94.