Originally Posted by grizzly_bexar
I don't think his role will be that limited. That's what he was doing at the end of the year this season. This year I think he will have more freedom to drive and create, especially off defensive rebounds. Not to mention he will have better ability/freedom to drive after being kicked the ball by Manu or TP. That was a limitation for us vs OKC that they knew nobody but TP or Manu would go to the rim, so they could close out hard because, hey, what is Matt Bonner, Leonard, Green, or Neal going to do? Go dunk on Serge Ibaka? Well, Leonard can. He just didn't. This year he will.
If I implied he would only shoot spot up threes, then that's my mistake.
My thoughts for the coming year is that he will need to be ready at all times. He won't be the first, second or third options. But when his opportunity comes, have at it. Get into the transition game.
And get back on defense.