Originally written November 12, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
After 6 games, the Portland Trail Blazers, 2-4, are off to a predictable start for this season of low expectations.  What is also unsurprising is the ever present hum of the NBA rumor mill, or in this day in age, the tweets coming from Twitter.  Thursday evening scout and featured writer for Crossover Chronicles, Wendell Maxey,  @w_maxey, tweeted out Leonard is a young rookie with plenty of room for growth.   Thus far this season, he is averaging just over 19 minutes a game and contributing 4 points and 4.5 rebounds.  Not spectacular numbers, but it is evident that Leonard has a lot of upside and untapped potential.  He plays hard and seems to want to succeed, always a key ingredient.  Not to mention the fact that he is 7’1” and very athletic.  Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes thinks Leonard has the ability to blossom into an NBA all-star. The Blazers are in a tough spot.  They have a starting group that can play with any team in the NBA.  Their bench is shallow and not very g...
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