This season, the San Antonio Spurs have been led by the combination of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. According to NBC Sports, the duo led the Spurs to a franchise-record setting for victories. This season, Gregg Popovich asked Leonard to become the focal point of the offense. Leonard has responded this season by averaging a career-high in scoring. Signing Aldridge this past summer has been a big help to the Spurs. The Big 3 of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan is now past their prime. With that being said, they found a new combination to lead them now.
Kawhi Leonard this season has shown that he can take over the team after Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker retire. When Leonard was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, he came in known as only a defender. The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year has shown flashes this season. He is a superstar. Two years ago, Greg Popovich started slowly giving Leonard more touches on the offense.
The Big 3 of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker are not in their prime anymore. That being said, the team was looking for the next player to the lead the San Antonio Spurs into a new era. A couple of years ago, Gregg Popovich found his guy in Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has shown flashes of being one of the best, if not the best, two-way player in the National Basketball Association. The Spurs also went after LaMarcus Aldridge in the free agency this past summer to help Leonard form one of the most dominant duos in the NBA.
Those who were concerned about the future of the San Antonio Spurs should no longer be worried anymore. Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge have shown this season that they will be a force for the next several years. The Spurs also have a good supporting cast to go along with the duo.
The San Antonio Spurs will not have to worry for the several years with Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge leading the Spurs. Before the signing of Aldridge, San Antonio usually preferred to build through the draft. The duo of Leonard and Aldridge will be attractive to other free agents in the near future.
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