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.