Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) and San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battle for a loose ball during the second quarter of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard says he is fully healthy


The ceiling is the limit for young San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. A defensive force, Leonard saw his play slip a times this season, not due to a lack of effort, but due to a lack of health.

A former San Diego State Aztec, Leonard often struggled with knee pain, something that has plagued him since his days in college. The pain was so bad that Leonard, who missed games due to the injury, opted to skip participation in Team USA’s mini-camp this Summer in hopes that the rest would alleviate the pain.

So far so good as Leonard told Jeff McDonald that he’s fully healthy going into the 2013-14 season:

Kawhi Leonard says the knee tendinitis that bothered him off and on last season is no more. Declares himself 100 percent.

Great news for the Spurs, though, I’m sure most swingmen around the league weren’t as excited to hear the news.

In addition to high level defense, Leonard expanded his offensive game last season and hopes to do so this year.

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