If the San Antonio Spurs want to return to their championship status, they will need Kawhi Leonard to seize the NBA’s MVP Award this year.
With Tim Duncan officially retired, there is no question in anyone’s mind that the leader of the San Antonio Spurs is Kawhi Leonard. The former mid-level first round draft pick has come a long way in a very short amount of time.
Last year, Leonard put together his best statistical season yet, averaging 21.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 44 percent from the three-point line.
He was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in the row, while finishing second in MVP voting to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Now with Kevin Durant joining Curry and the Warriors, the stage is set for Leonard to leapfrog the two-time MVP and win the award this year. After all, with Durant on board, Curry most likely won’t have the same statistical impact he has had the last two seasons when he was named MVP…….Read More