- Kawhi Leonard has been doing more play-making and excelling at it for the Los Angeles Clippers.
- Though it’s only been two games, Leonard is averaging a career-high seven assists per game, running the pick-and-roll more often, and showing off chemistry with his Clippers teammates.
- While it’s still very early in the season, the Clippers look as good as the NBA world expected and will only be more fearsome if their best player has added a new skill to his game.
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Through two games, the Los Angeles Clippers look to be worthy of the offseason hype, as they’ve raced out to a 2-0 start with impressive wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
Several things have stood out about the Clippers: a deep bench, a seemingly endless supply of competent defenders, and three-point shooters, a defense that has held its two opponents to a combined 41% shooting.
But one noteworthy development has been Kawhi Leonard becoming far more of a playmaker than he’s shown before.
Leonard has never averaged more than 3.5 assists per game in his career and averaged 3.3 per game last year with the Toronto Raptors.
Assists, of course, are not the end-all, be-all of passing statistics, but Leonard is averaging seven assists per game to begin this season — double what he’s ever averaged before.
Through much of the 2018-19 regular season, the Raptors ran two offenses — the Raptors offense and the “Kawhi offense.” The latter,