Kawhi Leonard is a finalist for the 2016-17 Kia NBA MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year!
#1 Kawhi Leonard was selected to the All-NBA First Team on Thursday, earning the honor for the second straight season.
#2 Leonard averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 74 games for the 2016-17 season.
#3 He shot .485 from the field, .380 from 3-point range and .880 from the free throw line.
#4 Leonard is one of three players in NBA history to receive both two All-NBA First Team selections and two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards.
#5 The other two players are centers Hakeem Olajuwon and Dwight Howard, making Leonard the only guard or forward with the distinction.
#6 Leonard is the fourth player in Spurs franchise history to be named to the All-NBA First Team in back-to-back seasons, joining George Gervin, David Robinson and Tim Duncan.
#7 Leonard scored in double figures in every game he played for 2016-17, becoming the first Spur to accomplish the feat since Robinson in 1994-95.
#8 He has scored in double figures in his past 108 regular season games.
#9 Leonard scored 30 or more points in 26 games this season, joining Gervin and Robinson as the only Spurs with 30 or more points in 25 games for a season.
#10 Leonard’s scoring average has improved every season for his first six years in the league.
#11 Only two other players in the last 20 years have improved their scoring average for six straight years and averaged more than 25 points: Joe Johnson and Michael Redd.
#12 Leonard had a career-high 41 points on Jan. 21 in the Spurs’ overtime win against Cleveland.
#13 From Jan. 10 to 21, Leonard had a streak of six straight games with 30 or more points, equaling the longest streak by any Spur since George Gervin had 30-plus in 10 straight in 1980.
#14 The Spurs had a record of 54-20 with Leonard playing. In 398 career games for Leonard, the Spurs have a record of 306-92.
#15 This is the 20th consecutive season that the Spurs have had a player named to an All-NBA Team.
#16 A Spur has now been named to an All-NBA Team 43 times in franchise history, which includes 21 First Team selections, 11 Second Team selections and 12 Third Team selections.