By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
When he was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard was instantly compared to Bruce Bowen or at least that's how Spurs fans were hoping he'd turn out.
Bowen's defense has been something the team has sorely missed since he retired. Now in his second year, Leonard has actually exceeded the expectations.
He's a really good defender who's taking the task of guarding the opposing team's best player, but he's also becoming a much more versatile offensive player than Bowen ever was in his career. He can put the ball on the floor and drive or cut to the basket off the ball for a strong finish, but he's also developed something the Spurs have desperately needed that small forwards after Bowen and before Leonard haven't been able to produce -- a consistent three point shot.
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