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Friday, June 10, 2011

EvenMoney’s NBA Draft 2011 – Top 5 Small Forwards, #4

#4 – Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is a long range jumpshot away from being dominant. He’s on that coin called potential. If a team is willing to invest the time to work on his jumper, then he’s a gamble worth taking. This past season, he shot only 29% from three-point land, the college one.

His athleticism and speed translates into being a great rebounder, good steals numbers and playmaking ability (assists). Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!

Kawhi Leonard


Out of 138 players:
·        Kawhi would be a first round pick in 3 of the 4 metrics, but even then his defense is not bad.
·        What is pushing him into the 20’s is his offensive inefficiency, which is symptomatic of the lack of a good jumpshot.
·        If a team is up for the work it would take, he could go lottery.
·        Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).

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