Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 9/24/13
San Antonio Spurs: Is Kawhi Leonard Ready For Stardom In Year 3? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… There is no doubt that Kawhi Leonard is one of the rising young stars in the NBA and a probable future All Star and in his third season, he should become a focal point of this team. Last season he was already an elite defender, an excellent rebounder and an efficient scorer, but natural progression and looking at his playoff stats, he could be in line towards for a jump to being a borderline All Star or an All Star in his third season. Leonard’s Regular Season: 31.2 MPG, 11.9 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 49.4 FG%, 37.4 3P% Leonard’s Playoffs: 36.9 MPG, 13.5 PPG, 9.0 PPG, 54.5 FG%, 39.0 3P% - Leonard’s defense isn’t going anywhere and he showed in his 21 playoff games, which is a very large sample, that he has what it takes to be an upper echelon offensive player. In those 21 games, he didn’t only up his scoring, but he improved his efficiency as well. He proved that in a bigger offensiv...
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