An epic chase for the Maurice Podloff Trophy -- aka the Kia MVP Award -- came to a conclusion last night with Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook taking home the honors. He bested fellow finalists Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and James Harden of the Houston Rockets to claim the honors.
This video explains the unique qualities that make Draymond Green such a revolutionary defensive player and a deserving Defensive Player of the Year. With apologies to Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green is the best defender in the NBA. Show More Summary
He also won Block of the Year for good measure. The Spurs beat the Rockets in mid-March, 112-110, in San Antonio thanks to a Kawhi Leonard takeover in the fourth quarter. The block at the end earned him the 2017 NBA Block of the Year...Show More Summary
Third straight First Team selection for Kawhi. The post Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green Headline 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive Teams appeared first on SLAMonline.
The NBA today announced that Kawhi Leonard has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the third consecutive season, while Danny Green has earned his first career honor by being selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team. Leonard, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons, receives his [...]
The world may never know. Kawhi Leonard gets buckets. But he’s also revered as the best defender in the league. This brings up a hypothetical question posed in a new Jordan Brand commercial: Could Kawhi get buckets on Kawhi? Jordan Brand...Show More Summary
The NBA announced the All-Defensive First and Second Teams on Monday.
NEW YORK -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard – the three finalists for the 2016-17 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award – lead the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today.
Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, and Kawhi Leonard headline this year’s All-Defensive team Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert, and Kawhi Leonard were the leading vote-getters for the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, all receiving more than 90 first-place votes. Show More Summary
Will the Spurs trade LaMarcus Aldridge? He’s their second best player after Kawhi Leonard, but makes a lot of money and is on the wrong side of 30. Here’s the San Antonio Express News with the report: Multiple league sources have informed the Express-News the Spurs are exploring the trade market, hoping to find a deal to unload [...]
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San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard has one of the most distinct games in the NBA. By that we mean he's able to shine on both defense (he's the reigning two-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year and is a finalist for the award this season) and offense (he's a finalist for the Kia MVP this season).
Let’s hope Kawhi’s strength didn’t come from his hair. Something is not right with the world. Xuewen Zhang, a CBA player posted this picture on Weibo on Tuesday. Yes, that is Kawhi Leonard second from the right, and yes, it appears he...Show More Summary
Ever since Zaza Pachulia’s dangerous closeout on Kawhi Leonard that injured him in the Western Conference Finals, every play that even looks like what he did is put under a microscope. During the 3rd quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith jumped in late to contest a shot from Kevin Durant […]
This video explains the unique qualities that make Draymond Green such a revolutionary defensive player. With apologies to Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green is the best defender in the NBA. He should win Defensive Player of the Year because his versatility makes the Warriors’ unique style possible. Show More Summary
The San Antonio Spurs lost point guard Tony Parker in the Western Conference semifinals to a ruptured quadriceps tendon. His absence didn't prevent the Spurs from winning that series, but Parker's injury (and the one Kawhi Leonard suffered) were critical in ending the team's playoff run in the Western Conference finals.
The Spurs will never know how competitive they might have been against the Warriors with a healthy Kawhi Leonard in the Western Conference finals. But it would be very reasonable for San Antonio, which finished six games behind Golden State in the regular season before getting swept in the playoffs, to conclude that it needs […]
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Without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, it was an uphill battle against a star-studded Warriors team. They tried without Tony Parker. They tried without Kawhi Leonard. They were forced to try without LaMarcus Aldridge. And in the end,...Show More Summary