Kawhi Leonard Is The Best Two-Player In The League—Just Listen To These Experts
Because we have no authority, but they do
Ever since Kawhi Leonard was acquired by the San Antonio Spurs, his talent and skill has been getting better through the seasons. The general public really began to take notice of him when he helped win the championship in 2014, as the Spurs beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat. In that same year, he was awarded the MVP for NBA Finals and named the Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in a row.
But we’re not here to discuss how great he is on the offense or the defense; we’re here to discuss how sharp his double-edged talent is. There is definite room for debate in this discussion, as many still consider LeBron as the best two-way player in the league. But just take a look at Kawhi’s stats for this season alone.
With a scoring average of 26.4 points per game, Kawhi hits 38.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc and 48.6 percent of his field goals. At the same time, he has 0.7 blocks per game and 1.9 steals per game. And if the numbers aren’t enough, here are a few words from some major personalities in the NBA.
You might have heard of Steve Kerr, the coach of the Golden State Warriors. He once said that Kawhi is “perhaps the best two-way player in the league now.” Jason Terry, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, made a similar comment before. “Kawhi Leonard, bar none, is the top two-way player in our league and will go down as one of the best in NBA history next to Scottie Pippen,” he said. “I mean, this kid is phenomenal.”
We’re with you, Steve and Jason.