Kawhi Leonard

KAWHI LEONARD (LAC)

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#2•KAWHI

SF • 6’7, 230 lbs; 9th year, San Diego State

DIFFERENT BREED

NBA ROLE: TWO-WAY SUPERSTAR

 

A silent* assassin with 2! Finals MVP trophies sitting on his mantle, Kawhi heavily influences both ends on a nightly basis; two-way star: fantastic hands, quick feet, discipline & accepting the role of ‘stopper’ (on a nightly basis) has turned Kawhi into THE BEST perimeter defender in the league – 2x Defensive Player of the Year; extremely "switchable," can hold his own v. any matchup; has added creativity off the dribble (iso jumpers from midrange, step backs, floaters: uses enormous hands to hang & hit/finish difficult looks) and in the post, making him even tougher to deal with; dedicated to his craft – for any young hoopers, Kawhi is the perfect example of a player who turned a key weakness (shooting) into a weapon (career 39% beyond the arc) through countless hours in the gym; led Raptors to 1st NBA title! in lone season w/ the team; signed w/ CLIPPERS – dynamic two-way duo w/ PG – can Kawhi capture his 3rd chip w/ a 3rd different franchise!?

 

*he’s not out there exchanging numbers, laughing (or smiling for that matter), celebrating – Kawhi shows up, hoops, plays extremely hard & lives w/ the outcome


SIGNATURE!

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MORE ON “THE KLAW"

  • Career: 17.7 points/game, 6.3 rebounds/game, 50% FG

  • 2x NBA Champion (‘14, ‘19)

  • 2x NBA Finals MVP (‘14, ‘19)

  • 2x All-NBA First Team ('16-'17)

  • 3x All-Star (’16, ’17, ‘19)

  • 2x Defensive Player of the Year (’15-’16)

  • Avg. career-high 26.6 points/game (2018-19)

  • 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team ('15-'17)

  • 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team ('14, '19)

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 97