In the last few months of Kavi Leonard's mandate with San Antonio Spurs, coach Greg Popovic tried to persuade dissatisfied stars that the franchise is behind him and wants to be in the team. Kawhi never switched and will soon find himself traded in Toronto Raptors.
This season in Toronto he scored an average of 24.4 points and an 8.4 rebounds with a game, effectively capturing 57.5 real shot points, playing a ball defending ban, and led to a 16- 4 to start the season.
It's safe to say that 9-10 Spurs missed the list. So, I would have thought, since Popovic was recently asked to step up as a Spurs leader, the legendary coach said that Petty Mills and Manu Ginobili do it earlier, because vocal guidance is not what Leonard does. Through Matt Eppers from the United States today.
"Cavi was an excellent player, but he was not a leader or something," Popovic said. "Manu and Patti were leaders, Kavi's talent will always be missed, but this leadership was not his contract at the time. It can come as it progresses, but Manu and Patty fulfilled that role last year, and LaMarcus (Aldridge) have experienced a long way in this regard, too. "
Leonard is a quiet man, does not talk much about the media or his teammates, but he is friendly, he can be amusing, but not leaving. Is it possible that Leonard can grow as an open leader? Only time will show.
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