By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
There were whispers about it during the Western Conference Finals but the talk about San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard's development and ceiling began in earnest leading up to NBA Summer League and during it. It was only two games and against lesser opponents, but Leonard showed real promise as a primary or secondary scorer. Leonard's development isn't just important for the Spurs' title chances in 2012-2013, but also for free agency next summer and beyond.
The Spurs would like Leonard to be more of a go to scorer. If that happened, it would create roster flexibility like the Spurs have never seen. If we look at Kawhi Leonard on offense last season, we find that over 60 percent of his offense came from the corner three and the restricted area, where he excelled as an offensive rebounder. Skills like offensive rebounding don't exactly go anywhere. The skill itself will always be there, though the opportunities may lessen as the rest of Leonard's game develops.
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