February 13, 2019, 4:44 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (knee soreness) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Leonard also missed last Thursday's game for left knee soreness, so it's not necessarily a new issue. Get ready for the hot takes if Kawhi sits this one out but plays in the All-Star game on Sunday. Fred VanVleet usually steps into the starting five with Leonard out but that won't be the case tonight, so the Raptors could opt to go with a super-big lineup by shifting Pascal Siakam to the three, Serge Ibaka to the four and Marc Gasol at center, or they could start Norman Powell, OG Anunoby or Patrick McCaw. Kyle Lowry and Siakam are going to get lots of additional usage tonight.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 12:34 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (knee soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Leonard was sidelined by knee soreness last Thursday in Atlanta, and we're in that nebulous injury/load management territory again here. The opponent and upcoming break does make it a nice spot to get some extra rest in, while Kawhi just might actually be dealing with a sore knee. If he can't play it'll be a whole new look for the Raptors, who won't have usual fill-in Fred VanVleet available. Norman Powell and OG Anunoby would play more and we might see some Malcolm Miller, while Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and likely Marc Gasol get the biggest bumps in usage.
Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 10:10 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting with a 3-pointer, two rebounds, a steal and a career-high eight assists in Monday's 127-125 win over the Nets.
Not only did Leonard hand out a team-high eight assists, but he also drilled a game-winning bank shot from 17-feet out to secure the win against a red hot Nets team. When he's playing he's one of the best players on the planet and even on a deep Raptors team he's sitting as the No. 5 player in 9-cat leagues.
February 10, 2019, 12:16 amKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) logged 32 minutes in Saturday's road win over the Knicks, scoring 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting (1-of-5 3PTs, 2-of-3 FTs) with five rebounds, six assists and one steal.
Leonard didn't need to be great in this one and it's yet another game in which he and Kyle Lowry (22 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, five threes) can't score 20 in the same game. Leonard is the No. 5 and 9 fantasy play in 9- and 8-cat leagues when he has been on the floor this season.
February 9, 2019, 6:29 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) will play on Saturday against the Knicks.
Leonard was expected to play in this one, so no surprises here. Make sure he's in your lineup tonight.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
February 9, 2019, 11:20 amKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) is expected to play against the Knicks on Saturday.
This was luckily only a one-game absence for Leonard. He has now missed 15 games on the season but is a top-5 asset in fantasy when he does play. Normal Powell and OG Anunoby's minutes will be dialed back a bit whenever Kawhi is in the lineup and Fred VanVleet will head back to the bench.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
February 8, 2019, 5:42 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) is listed as questionable to play on Friday vs. the Knicks.
The Raptors shouldn’t have any problems beating the Knicks so Leonard might sit out another game if his knee is still bothering him. If he does miss the game, look for Fred VanVleet to excel in another spot-start.
February 7, 2019, 6:21 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game with the Hawks.
The Raptors who are available are going to be playing a ton tonight. To be clear, that's Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Patrick McCaw and Jordan Loyd. There's your value plays, DFS players.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
February 5, 2019, 11:39 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard didn't have his offensive game working on Tuesday but still managed 24 points thanks to a 16-of-17 mark at the free throw line in a win over the Sixers.
Leonard shot just 3-of-11 from the field and rounded out his line with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two triples. More impressively, he locked down Ben Simmons again (six assists and six turnovers) while picking up just one foul in 35 minutes on a night where the Raptors were whistled for 27 infractions. Leonard found a way to turn in a rock solid line even without his shot working, and he could really hit the jets in the second half if the Raptors can get him and Kyle Lowry healthy at the same time. Establishing chemistry there is going to be the team's top goal.
February 3, 2019, 5:49 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points in 26 minutes on Sunday afternoon, adding five rebounds, two assists, a block and three 3-pointers in an easy win over the Clippers.
In a definite non-tampering move, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer just happened to be sitting courtside for this one. He got to watch Kawhi absolutely cook Avery Bradley early and then get to rest up for most of the second half as the game was never within single digits after the second quarter.
January 31, 2019, 10:21 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard was stifled by the Bucks defense on Thursday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-20 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Leonard was bothered all night by Khris Middleton and it showed. He wasn't able to get by him on many isolation sets and the Raptors' ball movement was a bit more stagnant tonight than usual due to the stifling Milwaukee defense. He was still able to get the defensive counters which is something you can always bank on.
January 27, 2019, 11:42 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard was able to deliver 33 points (10-of-23 FG, 10-of-11 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and three triples in Sunday's win over the Mavs.
Kawhi didn't have any defensive stats but fantasy owners can't really complain about his output so far this season. While the absences have been a bit more numerous than you'd hope for, at least they've been for load management and not a major health concern. The Raptors have only two back-to-backs left this year and if they need to play for seeding we'll see lots of Kawhi down the stretch.
January 25, 2019, 10:42 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard returned from his four-game absence picking up where he left off with 32 points (three 3s) seven boards, five assists and two steals in Friday’s loss to the visiting Rockets.
Kawhi also missed a 3-pointer as time expired that would have won the game. He was very efficienct aside from his six turnovers and owners have no qualms with his production on the court. He’s missed 14 games already and we’re still a month away from ASB. Hopefully, he’ll start playing in some of those back-to-backs coach Nick Nurse was talking about in December.
January 25, 2019, 6:47 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
As expected, Kawhi Leonard will play and start on Friday vs. the Rockets, sending Fred VanVleet back to the bench.
Leonard will not have any restrictions which seems just fine considering he missed four games for load management. Owners can only hope that he doesn’t miss too many more games down the stretch.
Source: Ben DuBose on Twitter
January 24, 2019, 6:59 pmKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's tilt with the Rockets.
Leonard returns from a week off for load management and will step right into a matchup with the otherworldly James Harden. Fred VanVleet will move back to the bench tomorrow and Kawhi obviously goes right back into all fantasy lineups.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter