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WeGetRing2012 11-11-2014 01:52 AM

Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Worth every dollar of the max :rockon:

Cmon Lakers

keep-itreal 11-11-2014 02:02 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Rich man's Nicolas Batum

GabeIsGone 11-11-2014 02:08 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
will be spurs best player this season. book it.

Smoke117 11-11-2014 02:21 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
He's the next Shawn Marion. Depending on how you feel about Marion I guess he's either underrated or underrated.

tpols 11-11-2014 02:23 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoke117
He's the next Shawn Marion. Depending on how you feel about Leonard I guess he's either underrated or underrated.


He's got way better handles, iso ability, and shot mechanics.

Paul George 24 11-11-2014 02:23 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoke117
He's the next Shawn Marion. Depending on how you feel about Leonard I guess he's either underrated or underrated.


he is more big time player than marion and play lock down defence :lol

DaSeba5 11-11-2014 02:26 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
What is his ceiling?

SamuraiSWISH 11-11-2014 02:29 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tpols
He's got way better handles, iso ability

Extreme exaggeration. And I thought the Paul George hype the last 2 seasons from Kobe / Pacer stans was laying it on thick ...

:facepalm

Smoke117 11-11-2014 02:29 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul George 24
he is more big time player than marion and play lock down defence :lol



Yeah...Shawn Marion has been playing lock down defense his whole career.

tpols 11-11-2014 02:32 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SamuraiSWISH
Extreme exaggeration. And I thought the Paul George hype was laying it on thick ...

:facepalm


It's really not.. Kawhis iso ability and handles are average maybe very slightly above average. Marions are both extremely below average.

Milbuck 11-11-2014 02:40 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaSeba5
What is his ceiling?

Ceiling to me means what that player can become under 100% perfect circumstances in terms of situation, guidance, work ethic, mindset, etc. What that player would be if he maxed out every single aspect of his game. If we consider that..Kawhi's ceiling is pretty damn high, imo. People are quick to temper expectations and I don't see why, when we're talking about a player's ceiling..it's called a ceiling for a reason. In no way does it mean that player will actually reach it.

For Kawhi I think it's something like a more scoring-oriented version of a slightly poor man's Scottie Pippen. Less natural playmaking vision, slightly better scoring capability.

Odds are he won't reach it, in fact I'm positive he won't, but that's his absolute maximum potential imo. Again, if everything goes 100% perfectly in his development.

A more realistic comparison I think would be a humble, sane version of prime Artest with better scoring/shooting. Which to me is a monster of a two-way player, 20-22 ppg on offense and DPOY level perimeter defense.

He's only 23..this dude has potentially 6-7 years left to improve and when you have Gregg Popovich coaching you, Timmy D, Manu, Parker, etc to learn from, the value of those 6-7 years are taken to another level entirely.

Harison 11-11-2014 02:41 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Kiwi will get the max (or near) and he is worth it.

DaSeba5 11-11-2014 02:42 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Milbuck
Ceiling to me means what that player can become under 100% perfect circumstances in terms of situation, guidance, work ethic, mindset, etc. What that player would be if he maxed out every single aspect of his game. If we consider that..Kawhi's ceiling is pretty damn high, imo. People are quick to temper expectations and I don't see why, when we're talking about a player's ceiling..it's called a ceiling for a reason. In no way does it mean that player will actually reach it.

For Kawhi I think it's something like a more scoring-oriented version of a slightly poor man's Scottie Pippen. Less natural playmaking vision, slightly better scoring capability.

Odds are he won't reach it, in fact I'm positive he won't, but that's his absolute maximum potential imo. Again, if everything goes 100% perfectly in his development.

A more realistic comparison I think would be a humble, sane version of prime Artest with better scoring/shooting. Which to me is a monster of a two-way player, 20-22 ppg on offense and DPOY level perimeter defense.

He's only 23..this dude has potentially 6-7 years left to improve and when you have Gregg Popovich coaching you, Timmy D, Manu, Parker, etc to learn from, the value of those 6-7 years are taken to another level entirely.


I agree with your entire post.

Paul George 24 11-11-2014 03:00 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoke117
Yeah...Shawn Marion has been playing lock down defense his whole career.


more low post defender :lol

Bless Mathews 11-11-2014 03:07 AM

Re: Kawhi Leonard hasn't even scratched his potential yet...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Milbuck
Ceiling to me means what that player can become under 100% perfect circumstances in terms of situation, guidance, work ethic, mindset, etc. What that player would be if he maxed out every single aspect of his game. If we consider that..Kawhi's ceiling is pretty damn high, imo. People are quick to temper expectations and I don't see why, when we're talking about a player's ceiling..it's called a ceiling for a reason. In no way does it mean that player will actually reach it.

For Kawhi I think it's something like a more scoring-oriented version of a slightly poor man's Scottie Pippen. Less natural playmaking vision, slightly better scoring capability.

Odds are he won't reach it, in fact I'm positive he won't, but that's his absolute maximum potential imo. Again, if everything goes 100% perfectly in his development.

A more realistic comparison I think would be a humble, sane version of prime Artest with better scoring/shooting. Which to me is a monster of a two-way player, 20-22 ppg on offense and DPOY level perimeter defense.

He's only 23..this dude has potentially 6-7 years left to improve and when you have Gregg Popovich coaching you, Timmy D, Manu, Parker, etc to learn from, the value of those 6-7 years are taken to another level entirely.


Great poast.

:applause:

I agree. Better version of artest.


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