There’s a good case to make that Kawhi Leonard stats are as good as any MVP contender in the NBA right now. Anyone who tells you otherwise is seriously deranged. In fact, with his San Antonio Spurs having the second-best record in the league, Leonard should be easily find a place in the top five.
But that’s not usually the case with Spurs players. The team has been tagged as “boring” several years back and they have always been overshadowed by flashier players. Leonard, however, is a special one and the league is finally noticing him.
Kawhi Leonard stats is as good as Westbrook and Harden
Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the top two contenders in the NBA’s MVP ladder. Kawhi Leonard stats has just entered the conversation again. USA Today revealed that the Spurs’ small forward is at the top five of the race, and rightfully so.
The NBA named Leonard as the best player of the Western Conference for last week (Jan. 16-20) after his Spurs won against the Timberwolves, the Nuggets, and the world champion, Cleveland Cavaliers. Leonard posted 30+ points in his last six games, the most by a Spur since the 1980s.
His consistency puts him on top of the race for many people, especially for the fans of San Antonio. We’re not even talking about how he usually stops Lebron James, arguably the greatest player in the league right now. During San Antonio’s win against Cleveland on Saturday night, Leonard dropped 41 points on 15-of-30 shooting, plus six rebounds and five assists.
Spurs on the way to a 65-win campaign
Are we so preoccupied with the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry and the Westbrook-Durant drama that we fail to see Leonard emerging as one of the top players in the league? Thankfully, his fans are not underestimating him. Some of the people in the league and the media also noticed his brilliance, naming him a starter for the All-Star Western Conference team.
San Antonio Spurs is on its way to a 65-win campaign, that’s largely thanks to Leonard’s dominance on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. This is coming from a season that showed the Spurs losing a legend in Tim Duncan. But don’t worry, Spurs fans, Kawhi Leonard stats got you.
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Kawhi Leonard drops a career-high 41 points against the Cavs, his sixth straight game with 30-plus points pic.twitter.com/l73Eu2NWd8
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 22, 2017