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  • • Clippers use 'knee maintenance' to hold Kawhi Leonard out vs. Pacers
    As has been the case all season, the Los Angeles Clippers will sit star forward Kawhi Leonard for the second half of a back-to-back Monday against the Indiana Pacers. It’s been a point of contention all season with the NBA going as far as to fine the Clippers $50,000 for how they’ve utilized load management. The team is now coming up with a new ter...
  • • NBA League Pass games of the week (12/9-12/15)
    As a way to help you set your NBA-watching calendar, this space gets you ready for the best games that aren’t on ABC, ESPN, TNT, or NBATV each week.  Monday 12/9 Clippers at Pacers The Clippers visit Indiana with an 8-2 record over their last 10 games. They enter the week in second place in the Western Conference and this is with all-around aggress...
  • • The Raptors have hit their first bump in the road after a winless week
    Despite the return of Kyle Lowry, the defending champs were unable to get a win in Week 7. Week 8 will feature the return of Kawhi Leonard to Toronto....
  • • Kawhi, PG uncertain Monday for Clips at Indiana
    Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't sure if Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will play together Monday against the Pacers in the second game of a back-to-back set....
  • • Raptors reportedly interested in Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson
    Even after losing reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency, the defending champion Toronto Raptors are right back up there as one of the top teams in the Association. Toronto heads into Thursday’s elite-level matchup against the Houston Rockets with a 15-5 mark, tied for the third-best record in the NBA. This could have the team thinkin...
  • • Underappreciated Clippers, not Lakers, are NBA's best
    The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-3, Anthony Davis and LeBron James combine for nearly 52 points per game, and LeBron leads the league in assists. They’re the most popular team in the league, Davis and James are MVP candidates, and Dwight Howard’s career is rejuvenated as a Laker. But with all their success so far -– and all their hype -– the Lakers ar...
  • • Paul George: ‘I Just Hate the Narratives’ Around Carmelo Anthony
    Paul George is no fan of the “narratives” around Carmelo Anthony‘s NBA return. The LA Clippers star is happy with Portland “prolonging” Anthony’s Hall of Fame career. Kawhi Leonard added that he was unhappy with how Melo was treated while being out of the League for over a year. The 35-year-old was named the West...
  • • Clips, after 150 points, 'still learning each other'
    For the second time this season, the Clippers scored 150 points at home, this time in a rout of the Wizards. But Kawhi Leonard remained humble, saying "it's going to take time, just learning each other, playing in these games," referring to Paul George....
  • • Raptors could reunite with DeMar DeRozan via trade?
    Toronto’s exiled son may be coming on home in the not-too-distant future. In a piece by Frank Urbina of HoopsHype that ran Wednesday, an anonymous Western Conference executive was quoted as saying that the Raptors would be a logical trade destination for San Antonio Spurs swingman DeMar DeRozan. “It sounds crazy, but Toronto actually makes a lot of...
  • • Kawhi Leonard out Wednesday night vs. Grizzlies
    Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is a man true to his word. Rivers noted earlier in the season that star forward Kawhi Leonard would not play both ends of back-to-backs in his first year with the team. Having already sat out three such games this season, Leonard will be on the bench for Wednesday’s outing against the Memphis Grizzlies. He...
  • • Welcome back? Rating Anthony Davis' return to New Orleans, all NBA reunions
    From Kyrie Irving returning to Boston to Kawhi Leonard going back to Toronto, we are gauging fan reactions during reunion games throughout the season....
  • • Kristaps Porzingis admits Mavs did not match Clippers’ intensity
    The Dallas Mavericks are going to have to prove they can compete with teams like the Los Angeles Clippers if they want to become a legitimate contender in the Western Conference, and Kristaps Porzingis knows they did not do that on Tuesday night. Dallas was dominated at home by the Clippers in the first half, and the Mavs were unable to do enough t...
  • • ‘That’s Who We Are As a Team’: Clippers Shut Down Luka Doncic
    Luka Doncic got the clamps put on him Tuesday night by the LA Clippers’ suffocating defense. “That’s who are as a team,” Paul George told reporters after scoring 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, en route to a 114-99 road win against the Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard finished with a game-high 28 […] The post ...
  • Clippers defense keeps Luka Doncic in check, Mavericks under 100 points
    Paul George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, while Kawhi Leonard finished with 28....
  • • Post Up: Kawhi, PG Lead Clippers to Win Over Mavs
    Clippers 114 (13-5), Mavericks 99 (11-6) In a battle between two of the top teams in the West, the Clippers controlled the game from start to finish and secured their 6th straight win. Kawhi Leonard finished with a game-high 28 points to lead LA. Paul George added 26 points and 6 steals, and Lou Williams […] The post Post Up: Kawhi, PG Lead C...

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Top news - Kawhi Leonard

  • • Kawhi, PG uncertain Monday for Clips at Indiana
  • • Underappreciated Clippers, not Lakers, are NBA's best
  • • The Raptors have hit their first bump in the road after a winless week
  • Masai Ujiri to Kawhi Leonard: ‘You’re the Best Player in the League’
    Kawhi Leonard was told by Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri that the reason he was traded for DeMar DeRozan, is because he’s the best player in the NBA. Leonard responded to Ujiri’s words (and gamble) by leading Toronto to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Kawhi says he doesn’t […]...
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘We’ll Be Back Stronger and Better’
    Giannis Antetokounmpo says the Bucks will be “back stronger and better next season.” Milwaukee, owners of the NBA’s best regular season record, was eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals in six games by the Toronto Raptors. Antetokounmpo admits that Kawhi Leonard‘s championship experience made the difference in the s...
  • Kawhi Leonard’s Uncle Dennis: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Free Agency’
    Kawhi Leonard‘s chief career and business strategist, Dennis Robertson (better known as “Uncle Dennis” in League circles), says the superstar is “not thinking about free agency” heading into the NBA Finals. Leonard and the Toronto Raptors, instead, are focused on the “championship opportunity in front of us.R...
  • Doc Rivers: Kawhi Leonard the ‘Most Like Jordan That We’ve Seen’
    Kawhi Leonard is the player “most like” Michael Jordan, according to LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers says elements of Leonard’s game and physique resemble MJ’s. “He’s the most like Jordan that we’ve seen,” Rivers said on ESPN. “Not that he is Jordan or anything like that, but he’s the most like him. Bi...
  • Masai Ujiri: Kawhi Leonard the ‘Best Two-Way Player in the NBA’
    Kawhi Leonard is the NBA’s best “two-way player,” according to Raptors president of basketball ops Masai Ujiri. Ujiri, who pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade last summer for Leonard, adds that he “has the ability to be the best player in the league.” Kawhi came over to Toronto in a blockbuster swap for DeMar [&...
  • Post Up: Pascal Siakam Scores 32, Raptors Drop Warriors in Game 1
    Warriors 109, Raptors 118 (TOR leads 1-0) The Warriors’ streak of four straight NBA Finals with a game one victory came to an end as the Raptors took care of business in Toronto. Kawhi Leonard struggled to get going, scoring 23 points on just 5-for-14 shooting from the field, but Pascal Siakam took over on […] The post Post Up: Pascal ...
  • 2019 NBA Finals Kicks of the Night: Game 1
    Toronto’s first appearance in the NBA Finals was a victorious one as the Raptors handled the Warriors 118-109 in Game 1. Kawhi Leonard debuted a black/gold of his signature New Balance OMN1S en route to a 23-point performance while Pascal Siakam stepped up with a team-high 32 points in the “Dark Grey” Nike KD 10. […] The po...
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: ‘I Gotta Be More Skilled’
    Giannis Antetokounmpo “learned a lot of things watching” Kawhi Leonard operate in the Eastern Conference Finals, and vows to develop a dominant mid-range game to counteract defenses who build a wall around him. Antetokounmpo says he’s thankful for the butt-whooping Toronto gave his Bucks in the playoffs, painful as it was. The Gr...
  • NBA Fines Clippers for Doc Rivers’ Comments about Kawhi Leonard
    The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 on Friday for tampering after Doc Rivers praised Kawhi Leonard on an ESPN broadcast this week. While appearing on ESPN’s Playoff Preview show on Tuesday, Rivers said that Leonard “is the most like [Michael] Jordan that we’ve seen.” “He is the most like Jordan that we’ve seen. We’ve s...
  • Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike Over ‘Klaw’ Logo
    Kawhi Leonard filed suit in federal court against Nike, claiming the footwear and apparel giant attempted to copyright his “Klaw” logo “unbeknownst to Leonard and without his consent.” Leonard says he’s the owner of the logo, having designed it himself. The suit was filed in California—Kawhi owns a home in San Diego—ahead of Game...
  • DeMar DeRozan: ‘I Had to Be the Sacrificial Lamb’ for Toronto
    DeMar DeRozan believes he “had to be the sacrificial lamb” for Toronto to finally reach the NBA Finals. DeRozan, who was traded for Kawhi Leonard last summer, says he laid the groundwork for the Raptors to achieve their greatest success. DeMar confirmed that he’s rooting for Kyle Lowry and the rest of his former team […] Th...
  • Post Up: Kawhi Leonard Scores 30 Points as Raptors Take 2-1 Series Lead
    Raptors 123, Warriors 109 (Toronto leads 2-1) Kawhi Leonard paced his team with 30 points as the Raptors earned a 2-1 series lead over the Warriors. Toronto also received stellar nights from Kyle Lowry (23 points, including five made 3-pointers) and Danny Green (18 points, all from 3-pointers). Stephen Curry scored a playoffs career-high of [̷...

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