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Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard
Position: F
Born: 06/29/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Ethan Sherwood Strauss: Kerr was asked if Draymond’s the best all around player. He said, “Well all around I think is another phrase for 2-way. I say 2-way. I think Klay has to be considered part of that group. I think Kawhi Leonard obviously is part of that group. LeBron James, there’s some obvious ones that you think of immediately. Draymond has not been mentioned in that conversation that often, but he should be. He absolutely should be when you think about what he does for us at both ends. He literally guards 1 through 5. Nobody in the league does that, and then on offense, the way he’s turned the corner the last couple weeks with his decision making, he’s no longer having those 5 turnover nights. He’s zero to 2 turnovers night after night. He’s giving us 15 to 20 points. He’s getting triple doubles or near triple doubles. So ya, he’s on that list. Whatever is your personal list, he’s on that list.”
As is customary for Russell Westbrook, the Thunder guard didn’t give away much of what his opponent did to rattle him into an off-shooting night. “Nothing really,” said Westbrook about what San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard did to him in the Thunder’s 124-92 loss in Game 1. “A lot of the shots I missed at the basket against the bigs. I was able to get to my spots and I just missed some layups.”
Kawhi Leonard was honored before the game as the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row, but his teammate, LaMarcus Aldridge, had the bigger impact in limiting Randolph’s open looks. “I just thought LaMarcus played excellent defense,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “We didn’t double-team him or anything like that.” On top of holding the Grizzlies to just 32 percent shooting, including an 11-point first quarter, the Spurs buried 9-of-17 three-pointers, which extended the lead and gave their starters even more rest.