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"Hot Takes: Kawhi is on a trajectory to being the GOAT SF "


  

          

Kawhi is on pace for career-bests in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, 3-point percentage and free throw percentage. He leads the Spurs in offensive rating and is tied with Tim for the lead in defensive rating.

He has scored at least 20 points in 19 of 32 games — compared to 22 times in 64 games last season — and has failed to eclipse 15 just three times.

"Amazingly consistent," Manu Ginobili said of Leonard this season. "Well, consistently amazing. He's been impressive; makes many plays look easy. You're playing and at one point you look at the scoreboard he's got 20 and eight . So it's remarkable what he's doing. He's been incredible."

Kawhi/Curry are the two best players in the league but Curry basically has reached his apex while Kawhi is just entering his prime & still right there w/ Curry.

http://embed.chartblocks.com/1.0/?c=56831b159973d20b4969e219&t=ca8b516230f2b02

If he sustains it until the end of the season, his .323 win shares per 48 minutes would place him No. 5 all-time, behind Curry's current season, two seasons from Kareem and Wilt's 1972-73 season: http://bkref.com/tiny/p68An

His .323 WS/48 would also rank 3rd for any player 24 or under only behind two season from Kareem: http://bkref.com/tiny/jZkmz

His turnovers per game are the fewest among 20-point scorers in league history: http://bkref.com/tiny/HZ5EY

He went on a semi-unbelievable three-week streak in November without committing a live-ball turnover: https://twitter.com/jaredtjohnson21/status/668972037340205056

Kawhi's turnover percentage compared with the top 10 MVP candidates: http://frsports-bucket-0001.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/12/29193351/Screen-Shot-2015-12-29-at-8.32.49-PM.png

At the moment, his shooting line re 50.9/48.8/88.7. If he maintains those numbers for the rest of the season, he’ll be the only guy in history to hit all three marks (list does include a few more names but none of them would qualify for the 3 point percentage leaderboard based on the NBA’s current standards: 82 three-point field goals made ): http://bkref.com/tiny/WaGCq

He’s also had just one game all season where he accumulated more field goal attempts (eight) than points (seven). And he had a pretty good excuse in that game against the Toronto Raptors, as he was recovering from the flu: http://frsports-bucket-0001.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/12/29183435/Screen-Shot-2015-12-29-at-7.29.48-PM.png

Oh yeah, he's having the best defensive season in NBA history by a perimeter defender while anchoring the best defensive team (along w/ Tim)since the merger. No point guard, shooting guard or small forward in NBA history has posted a defensive rating lower than Kawhi’s current mark (90.8): http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/def_rtg_season.html

The guy has improved every season he has been in the league & is only going to get better. He has attempted less free throws than Mario Chalmers & he is still getting used to double teams. Once he starts getting to the stripe like Jimmy & making plays like Draymond he will surpass Curry as the best player in the league; don't be surprised if it's next season.

The Servant: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqQOXnoIYAA2xG5.jpg:large

Kawhi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro9l54XgxD0

"Not everybody wants to be a great player," Leonard said. "They're just planning to stay in their role. That's not me. I'm trying to be the best player I can." #prayforBron

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnijwAhcnTk

WHAT'S GOOD *****? What's REALLY good?!?!????!!! Ha HA!
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Hot Takes: Kawhi is on a trajectory to being the GOAT SF [View all] , FILF, Fri Jan-01-16 12:24 PM
 
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OMG gods gift said bird traded kahwi for hill
Jan 01st 2016
1
**All hail Chad Forcier and Chip Engelland**
Jan 01st 2016
2
SDSU's finest
Jan 01st 2016
3
Kawhi was 50-50-90 in December
Jan 01st 2016
4
he's close to 50/50/90 ???
Jan 01st 2016
5
i shed a tear watching them offense highlights. fuck.
Jan 02nd 2016
6
Never liked the Spurs but...
Jan 02nd 2016
7
Whoa slow down - lets just allow to become an elite SF first
Jan 02nd 2016
8
He has been the best SF this season
Jan 02nd 2016
10
      Uh no he hasn't - he hasn't been better than Bron/Durant or even PG
Jan 02nd 2016
15
           Why am I arguing w/ vee-lover?....
Jan 02nd 2016
18
                Exactly - just STFU and you *might* learn something abt hoops...but
Jan 02nd 2016
19
                     LoL @ comparing Kawhi to Porker, Kawhi already passed up Tony
Jan 03rd 2016
20
                          Yeah he's surpassed an aging TP now but not too long ago ppl were
Jan 03rd 2016
21
                               Get you facts right b/c you are miserable at it
Jan 03rd 2016
24
                                    RE: Get you facts right b/c you are miserable at it
Jan 05th 2016
34
he good but hes no lebron james
Jan 02nd 2016
9
You're right, he's BETTER than Bron
Jan 02nd 2016
11
      RE: You're right, he's BETTER than Bron
Jan 02nd 2016
12
      He's better than Bron at everything beside his court vision/drawing foul...
Jan 02nd 2016
17
           RE: He's better than Bron at everything beside his court vision/drawing ...
Jan 04th 2016
30
                He's nowhere Bron's level he only outplayed him in the Finals
Jan 04th 2016
31
                     (Slaps forehead) only you would try and say Leonard outplayed Lebron
Jan 05th 2016
35
                     RE: He's nowhere Bron's level he only outplayed him in the Finals
Jan 05th 2016
37
      eh hes jus a more consistent nic batum...
Jan 02nd 2016
16
ARCHIVE
Jan 02nd 2016
13
not a bad wagon to hitch yourself to.
Jan 02nd 2016
14
Melo scores more points, grabs more boards + dishes more assists per gm
Jan 03rd 2016
22
Typical numbers guy on a mediocre team
Jan 03rd 2016
23
      Melo put up bigger numbers on good teams
Jan 04th 2016
25
           Iverson put up bigger numbers than Curry on a Finals team
Jan 04th 2016
26
                A.I IS IN TOP 3 ALL-TIME, maybe the GOAT
Jan 04th 2016
27
                     So Melo couldn't get out of the 1st rd playing w/ the GOAT? #Fail
Jan 04th 2016
28
                     http://www.balldontstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ai-billups.jpg
Jan 05th 2016
36
                          I know what that is without clicking
Jan 15th 2016
42
                               sorry man
Jan 15th 2016
44
                     WHAT
Jan 04th 2016
29
lol goat? dude is a fukkin monster though.
Jan 05th 2016
32
I'm taking it to the bank, I'm just waiting for the vegas lines
Jan 05th 2016
33
greatest defender since _________?
Jan 05th 2016
38
Dude is about to win back-to-back DPOY, he's the GOAT wing defender
Jan 14th 2016
40
ppl thought i was crazy when i called him a hybrid of Pip/Rodman
Jan 15th 2016
41
nah Draymond's gonna win it this year but Kawhi getting season MVP
Jan 15th 2016
43
      Spurs have a historic defensive rating & the Dubs have regressed on D
Jan 15th 2016
45
           Draymond's playing injured...forgot abt Whiteside
Jan 16th 2016
48
                LoL, Whiteside is more of a fraud than Camby as far as defense
Jan 22nd 2016
49
Gary Payton
Jan 15th 2016
46
      Artest (as far as defending wings)
Jan 15th 2016
47
LeBron (2nd half): 6 pts + a tip in at the buzzer
Jan 14th 2016
39
The Most Well-Rounded Elite Shooter Since Larry Bird
Jan 22nd 2016
50
came here to link this; I was like 'FILF-bait!!!!'
Jan 23rd 2016
51
      He's slumpin' right now too & still maintaing 50/45/85
Jan 23rd 2016
52
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CagBb21XEAAL-Vq.jpg
Feb 06th 2016
53
Game winners: Kawhi (1-1) / FatMelo (1 win in 3 weeks, Suns)
Feb 10th 2016
54
Oh so, national media is jacking my narrative left & right
Mar 15th 2016
55
No, but Kawhi jacked his style from his idol Carmelo:
Mar 16th 2016
56
      Yeah, FatMelo said Kawhi blocked his shots b/c they worked out together
Mar 16th 2016
57
           NOPE! Copycat Kawhi idolize Melo and you mad! LMAO!
Mar 17th 2016
58
                Damn, dude sunk his own battleship with that.
Mar 17th 2016
59
                yup
Mar 17th 2016
60
                Melo once led the league in usage & averaged 3 assists, :)
Mar 17th 2016
63
                     still had a higher AST% than Kawhi has ever had :)
May 03rd 2016
79
                Bruh, AI was also Kawhi's idol & the one w/ the closest resume*sips tea*
Mar 17th 2016
62
                Melo couldn't do what his 6ft/175lb idol could thus cut off his braids
Mar 17th 2016
61
                     http://www.balldontstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ai-billups.jpg
May 03rd 2016
78
32 points, 7 boards, 5 blocks, 4 steals, 6 threes, no turnovers
Apr 22nd 2016
64
Oh yeah, only SF to win back-to-back DPOYs
Apr 22nd 2016
65
      Sidney Moncrief is the only guard to win back-to-back DPOYs:
Apr 23rd 2016
66
           It's not an insult to be mentioned in the same breath as Squid
Apr 23rd 2016
67
                of course, it's a compliment to be mentioned in same breath as GOAT SG
Apr 24th 2016
69
                     Except Manu isn't as one dimensional as Mr. Scoring Machine
Apr 24th 2016
70
                          except Scoring Machine gets more boards and assists than GOAT SF
May 02nd 2016
73
Bron.
Apr 23rd 2016
68
Did he ever learn how to shoot yet or is he STILL being dared to shoot?
Apr 24th 2016
71
yeah, this post could have had life if the comparison was Bron and not
May 02nd 2016
74
basically
May 02nd 2016
75
1st player in NBA history to post 25/5/5 in under 25 minutes(postseason)
Apr 30th 2016
72
aw man - just read an older story abt him losing his pops in '08
May 02nd 2016
76
cept b4 he said PG is light-yrs better +compared Kawhi to Gerald Wallace
May 15th 2016
104
His offensive improvement is FREAKISH.
May 02nd 2016
77
^ This is what I'm saying, nobody's touched this post in almost 2 weeks
May 14th 2016
80
I don't think he will reach GOAT SF but the key word was trajectory
May 14th 2016
81
Kawhi did his job: checked Russ for 40 mins & dropped an efficient 23
May 14th 2016
82
Just cop to your L now.
May 14th 2016
83
He can catch Bird w/ longevity & Bron w/ hardware
May 14th 2016
84
      He will never, ever, ever, ever, ever be better than Lebron.
May 14th 2016
87
      You are the same guy that claimed Kawhi wasn't better than Melo
May 14th 2016
88
           Kawhi is FAR better than Carmelo. He will NEVER be Lebron.
May 14th 2016
89
           Lol
May 14th 2016
90
           lmao... its been a rough year for Filf man
May 14th 2016
91
           Considering your track record you will be singing to a different tune
May 14th 2016
93
           Because He's Not
May 14th 2016
92
           FatMelo isn't even better than PG let alone Kawhi
May 14th 2016
94
           And you are the same guy who claimed PG is light-years better than Kawhi
May 16th 2016
110
                PG was a MUCH MORE polished OFFENSIVE player in 2013
May 16th 2016
111
                     So was Melo when OE said that. But you also said Kawhi = Gerald Wallace
May 17th 2016
114
                          Except Melo was no where in PG's league defensively
May 17th 2016
115
                               so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 18th 2016
116
                                    RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 18th 2016
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                                         RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 19th 2016
118
                                              RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 19th 2016
119
                                                   RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 19th 2016
126
                                                        RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 19th 2016
127
                                                             RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 20th 2016
128
                                                                  RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 20th 2016
130
                                                                       RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 21st 2016
132
                                                                            RE: so? that was about Kawhi, not PG
May 21st 2016
133
      Let him catch Pippen first before reaching Bird or Bron
May 20th 2016
129
           Kawhi is ALREADY a better scorer/shooter than Pippen
May 20th 2016
131
                better shooter, sure; Pip was a better passer, rebounder, & ball handler
May 24th 2016
134
                     Kawhi is just as good a rebounder, see 2013 Finals when he played PF
May 24th 2016
135
                          Increased minutes / small sample size
May 28th 2016
136
                               So his shooting isn't a small sample but his rebounding is, GOT IT!
May 28th 2016
138
RE: name me another player = Bron, LeBron f'n James fam
May 14th 2016
85
      That was PEAK Bron against 23 yr old KD who STILL gave him Dat Work
May 14th 2016
86
           28.5/10/7 vs OKC, 25/11/7 vs SA, back to back
May 14th 2016
95
                2011-2014 was Bron's PEAK
May 15th 2016
96
                     How old was Bron in 2009?
May 15th 2016
98
                          How old was Bron in 2011?
May 15th 2016
99
                          Did Kawhi quit on his team when SA got bounced in the 1st round?
May 15th 2016
100
                               LMAO! Kawhi wasn't even an All-Star last season
May 15th 2016
101
                                    Kawhi may be in a similar position to Duncan w/r/t credit and criticism
May 15th 2016
106
                                    LMAO@wasn't even an All-Star = GOAT trajectory, BYE.
May 15th 2016
107
                                         He went from not EVER being an All-Star to 1st Team All-NBA
May 15th 2016
109
                                              so did Penny Hardaway
May 28th 2016
137
                                                   Penny was the #3 pick & All-American 1st team
May 28th 2016
140
                          Kawhi is a late bloomer, while Bron finished 2nd in MVP at 21
May 15th 2016
102
The title of the post was 'hot takes.' I don't think anyone proclaimed
May 15th 2016
97
      I'm not sure why folks are blaming Kawhi for Gm 5
May 15th 2016
103
           The last few mins of Game 5 was horribly managed/coached.
May 15th 2016
105
                Pop thoroughly got out coached
May 15th 2016
108
David Thompson >> Kawai Leonard
May 16th 2016
112
Kawhi > KawAi
May 16th 2016
113
you can't say kahwi is on goat trajectory and then talk about how he's
May 19th 2016
120
also cuz he said PG light-years better +compared Kawhi to Gerald Wallace
May 19th 2016
121
I thought he wouldn't improve after 21 like Melo but I was wrong
May 19th 2016
123
Trajectory: Went from not being an all-star to 1st team All-NBA
May 19th 2016
122
      He wld've / shld've been AS last yr but for missed games (injured)
May 19th 2016
124
           He came on post ASG break & still didn't make the All-NBA team
May 19th 2016
125
First wing player to make BOTH All-NBA 1st teams since PEAK Bron (2013)
May 28th 2016
139
https://media.giphy.com/media/11lqS5BcxmQJtC/giphy.gif
Jun 20th 2016
141
https://s31.postimg.org/i49wholhn/bron_violin.jpg
Jun 20th 2016
142
TRAJECTORY ALTERED
Jun 20th 2016
143
Apparently nobody understands what "trajectory" means...
Jun 20th 2016
144
First player in NBA History w/ back-to-back 30pts/5stl to start a season
Oct 28th 2016
145
First player to lead Canada to the NBA "WORLD" Championship
Jun 14th 2019
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