As I was watching this playoff series, I realized that Leonard will be a great hustle guy who is always willing to do what needs to be done for the benefit of the team. However, I started to question if he would ever be a quality scorer. Then I found these numbers and compared them to Leonard's:
Leonard: 24.0mpg / 6.3fga / 49% / 1.7 3pa / 38% / 1.4fta / 77% / 5.1r / 1.1a / .4b / 1.3s / 1.4f / .7to / 7.9pts
Player A: 22.6mpg / 6.1fga / 46% / 1.2 3pa / 32% / 1.9fta / 78% / 4.9r / 1.2a / .8b / 0.7s / 2.7f / 1to / 7.5pts
Leonard: 31.2mpg / 9.1fga / 49% / 3.0 3pa / 37% / 2.2fta / 83% / 6.0r / 1.6a / .6b / 1.7s / 1.7f / 1.1to / 11.9pts
Player A: 34.0mpg / 10.6fga / 46% / 3.5 3pa / 38% / 3.6fta / 80% / 4.6r / 1.4a / .7b / .8s / 3.0f / 1.6to / 13.9pts
Scary huh. This compared with the fact that the other player is 6'8,228 and played on a team his first year that had starters who were big time scorers creates a great sample case. Player A began to step up as the scorers began to step aside. The player:
Danny Granger. His scoring numbers the next 3 years: 19.6 / 25.8 / 24.1. I am not saying that Leonard will hit that (partly because he works harder on D than Granger). But it shows that early years of FGA, 3P%, and FTA do not dictate potential. I think Pop is continuing to develop and Kawhi and if he can work on his ISO and his ability to draw contact. I highly doubt Kawhi will get 19.6 next year because Gino will still get his shots and Duncan isn't quite done on the offense side, but I will say that the 20ppg range does seem quite possible in the next 3-5yrs.