FantasySP / NBA / Kawhi Leonard FantasySP / NBA / Kawhi Leonard Copyright 2019 5413435 <![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard (rest) has been ruled out for Thursday's game]]> Kawhi Leonard (rest) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Suns. He's yet to play in a back-to-back set this season, and there's not much incentive for him to push it against the lowly Suns, particularly after logging a total of 81 minutes in his previous two outings. [...]]]> 5413435 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:42:23 EDT <![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard posted 33 points (10-of-19 FGs, 11-of-11 FTs)]]> Kawhi Leonard posted 33 points (10-of-19 FGs, 11-of-11 FTs) with four rebounds, four steals and two assists in 37 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday. In his previous six games, Kawhi averaged 31. [...]]]> 5413238 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:06:16 EDT <![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard said he felt good after logging 45 minutes during]]> Kawhi Leonard said he felt good after logging 45 minutes during Sunday's double-overtime game and that he will play on Wednesday against the Celtics. Leonard said he'd be open to playing both games of this upcoming back-to-back set, but Nick Nurse said a decision won't be made until after Wednesday's game. [...]]]> 5412792 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:06:10 EDT <![CDATA[OK for first end of back-to-back]]> Leonard will be available for Wednesday's game against the Celtics and said he's open to playing the second half of the Raptors' back-to-back set Thursday versus the Suns, Michael Grange of reports.

While Leonard never showed up on the Raptors' injury report ahead of Wednesday's contest, he did experience some left leg tightness in Sunday's double-overtime win over the Wizards, per Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan. The injury didn't stop Leonard from putting up a huge line (41 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks) or playing big minutes (45), with the forward telling Grange on Wednesday that he felt comfortable taking on the hefty workload. It's thus not expected that he'll face any restrictions in Boston, though coach Nick Nurse said the Raptors would wait and see how Leonard feels Thursday before deciding on his status for the second game of the back-to-back. Leonard has yet to play games on consecutive days at any point this season.

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<![CDATA[Leads way in OT win]]> Leonard scored a team-high 41 points (15-29 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 45 minutes during Sunday's 140-138 double-overtime win over the Wizards.

The Raptors are off until Wednesday, and Leonard and the rest of the starters will need the rest after this one. He's scored at least 20 points in 19 straight games, a streak dating back to late November, and the 27-year-old continues to put together a career-best season in his first campaign with Toronto.

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<![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard posted a 41-point, 11-rebound double-double during]]> Kawhi Leonard posted a 41-point, 11-rebound double-double during Sunday's double-overtime win, adding three 3-pointers, five assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers across a season-high 45 minutes. [...]]]> 5411016 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:18:18 EDT <![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard (hip) went to the locker room during the third]]> Kawhi Leonard (hip) went to the locker room during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Wizards. Kawhi was favoring his left hip, but kept playing for a good amount of time before eventually coming out and heading back to the locker room to get checked out. [...]]]> 5410854 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:54:07 EDT <![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 20 points during a 122-105]]> Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 20 points during a 122-105 win over the Nets on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes. [...]]]> 5409888 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 0:06:18 EDT <![CDATA[Leonard has 20 points, 11 rebounds, Raptors top Nets 122-105]]> Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-105 on Friday night for their second seven-game home winning streak of the season.]]> 5409830 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:42:01 EDT Star Tribune <![CDATA[Another huge night in win]]> Leonard scored a game-high 31 points (11-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding six assists, six steals, four rebounds and a block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 104-101 win over the Hawks.

The steals were a season high, while Leonard dropped 30-plus points for the second straight game and the fifth time in his last eight contests. The 27-year-old's first season with Toronto continues to be a rousing success, and while the Raptors have given him plenty of nights off so far, his per-game numbers have been the best of his career.

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<![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard came back from his day of rest and lit up the]]> Kawhi Leonard came back from his day of rest and lit up the Hawks for 31 points, four rebounds, six assists, six steals, a block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes in Tuesday's 104-101 win over the Hawks. [...]]]> 5407644 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:24:10 EDT <![CDATA[Out Sunday vs. Pacers]]> Leonard won't play in Sunday's game against the Pacers due to rest, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

Leonard hasn't played in back-to-back games this season but head coach Nick Nurse said that the star forward would likely start to see action in back-to-backs in January. After a high-usage 38 minute outing against the Bucks, it appears the Raptors are simply remaining cautious with their star player. Look for C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby to see extra minutes with Leonard out. Looking ahead, Leonard will figure to return for Tuesday's tilt against the Hawks.

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<![CDATA[Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play on Sunday against Indiana]]> Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play on Sunday against Indiana on the second leg of the team's back-to-back set. Coach Nick Nurse sounded optimistic about Leonard playing both legs of a back-to-back for the first time this season, but after playing 38 tough minutes on Saturday, he'll get the day off on Sunday against the Pacers. [...]]]> 5405848 Sun, 06 Jan 2019 11:12:11 EDT <![CDATA[Comes up big in win over Bucks]]> Leonard scored 30 points (8-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 12-15 FT) while adding six rebounds, six assists and five steals in 38 minutes during Saturday's 123-116 win over the Bucks.

While he didn't win his individual showdown with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Leonard still scored at least 20 points for the 16th straight game while tying his season high in steals. He's averaging an outstanding 30.1 points, 7.3 boards, 2.9 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 1.8 steals over that 16-game stretch, and while the league-leading Raptors will probably still give him occasional rest days, the former Spur figures to remain an elite fantasy asset when he is on the court.

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<![CDATA[Leonard, Siakam each score 30 points, Raptors beat Bucks]]> Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NBA standings.]]> 5405644 Sat, 05 Jan 2019 23:48:01 EDT Star Tribune