Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/23/13
Kawhi Leonard is entering his second season as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, but you wouldn't guess that with the way he's carried himself. Leonard has been part of a new trend within the team of allowing younger players to showcase their talents immediately over having them wait on the bench for a year. Leonard not only has impressed the fans so far in his young career but also has garnered the respect of head coach Gregg Popovich. After the San Antonio Spurs squeaked by the Utah Jazz on Friday night, coach Pop had some words about Kawhi's improvements. "Kawhi (Leonard) is a competitor. He's not afraid to shoot the ball,' said Popovich. "He knows he has a license to play. We went to him a couple of times down the stretch in regulation and he came through. He's a fine player." When the team traded fan favorite George Hill for Leonard two seasons ago, they were expecting something closer to what Bruce Bowen used to be. We've been seeing a mature process out of Leonard,
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