Why Kawhi Leonard Must Become San Antonio Spurs’ 2nd Star in 2012-13

September 25th, 2012 by Garrett Jochnau Leave a reply »
In recent history, the San Antonio Spurs have never found themselves short on identity. David Robinson quickly emerged as an all-time great, and in 1997 he was joined by another superstar, Tim Duncan.

The next chapter of basketball in San Antonio was known as the Big Three era, when Duncan was accompanied by Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

However, Duncan and Ginobili are well past their primes, and for the first time in years, the Spurs are in the search for a new identity. Parker is talented, but in a league overflowing with talent, he can only take the Spurs so far.

Luckily for the Spurs, their answer may reveal himself this very season. When Kawhi Leonard fell into the Spurs' lap via trade in June 2011, the team knew it was getting a quality player. The extent of his abilities, however, were unknown until the young forward began play in December.

Without any formal training camp, Leonard exploded onto the scene as one of the league's most talented rookies and soon found his name in the starting lineup.

On the stat sheet, Leonard wasn't incredibly impressive, but taking into account his playing time and the limited opportunit ...

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