Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called on star forward Kawhi Leonard to be more engaged on Monday after Leonard posted just 11 points in Saturday's win over the New York Knicks.
Leonard has been held under 20 points in three of his past four games after topping 30 points seven times in January. He is shooting just .269 over his past two games.
“I just think he's gotta get a little bit more engaged," Nurse said. "Just a little bit more engaged and look for some more motivation to go out there and do his thing. I always say go out there and destroy some people. You've gotta get motivated... I'm kinda being serious about it, he needs to find a little bit of fire once and a while to go out there and say, ‘I'm getting 30 or 40 tonight.’”
On the season, Leonard is averaging 26.9 points per game with 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists through 42 contests.
The Raptors will host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.