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People say that a leopard doesn’t change its spots.
Coach Gregg Popovich has long been known for trusting young players like non-Catholics trusted the Spanish Inquisition. Come playoff time, young players have been known to have a nice warm seat on the end of the bench watching “the Big Three” of Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker carry the team.
In his two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard has done his best to break this common practice. He has not only earned a spot in Pop’s rotation but cemented his place in the starting lineup.
After the draft day trade for George Hill, Leonard brought to the Spurs athleticism and youth that they were in dire need of.
He started to earn Coach Pop’s trust by working hard on the defensive end by taking over the role as defensive stopper vacancy that was created by the retirement of Bruce Bowen.
His contributions on the offensive end where generated either by his defense or his slashes to the rim.
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Metta World Peace has bounced around the league, but he's never played for the Spurs. It sounds like Gregg Popovich wishes Metta had.
According to reports, free agent center Greg Oden should be announcing which team he will join next season and in the mix are the San Antonio Spurs.
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Crazy, how the most insane NBA players are always wanted on the top NBA teams. I don't know what it is, maybe it is their swagger, their demeanor, or even the toughness they bring to the court. I just see them as train wrecks that bring their teams to the ground (look at what happened to JR Smith after he elbowed Jason Terry). As for Metta World Peace, to me, has played a little...
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The Greg Oden Sweepstakes: Why the San Antonio Spurs are the Best Fit.
By Aamir Mohammed: Senior Writer at HoopStuff….
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It wouldn’t be a week here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a post about Metta World Peace and recently, Metta’s brother Daniel dropped an interesting comment during an interview with the New York Post.
Apparently, Daniel met Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich one day and Pop expressed a want to have Metta on his squad:
“I finally met Popovich, told him I was a big Spurs fan and...