Will he fall off from his rookie year? Is he the best emerging small forward in the NBA today? Can he find his shots within the shadow of the Big Three? Does he have stardom written all over his game?
These are just some of the questions surrounding Kawhi Leonard as he embarks on his sophomore season with the San Antonio Spurs after a rookie season that saw the 6-foot-7 small forward out of San Diego State (selected 15th overall by the Spurs in 2011) average 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and shot nearly 50 percent from the field during 64 games (starts) and be named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Rookie Team.
But perhaps the more pressing question right now for Leonard is can he break out of this preseason shooting slump and move his game forward before the start of the regular season?
San Antonio faces the Washington Wizards in their last preseason game on Friday night and Leonard is only shooting a paltry 24 percent from the field, but he is leaving little room for worry at this point a...