By Michael De Leon, Project Spurs.com
When the San Antonio Spurs traded away fan favorite George Hill for the rights to San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard two summers ago, most Spurs fans were disappointed that trading away such a commodity didn’t land the silver and black a much-coveted big man.
A 6-7 small forward with questionable offensive skills and a high-energy motor left the Spurs with someone more than a few inches short of the player they desired, but Leonard has shown that he can give the Spurs some of what they targeted in their dream big man.
Aside from the ability to defend on the perimeter and down low, and getting his oversized paws on 25 shots for blocks this season, Leonard is his helping his frontcourt mates in the rebounding category as well.
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