Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said it’s still way too early to make any assessment of rookie Kawhi Leonard’s role on the team.
“It’s only been one game, but there’s more there than I expected, as a general statement,” Popovich said. “Both basketball IQ-wise and skill-wise, there’s more than I expected.
“He only played two years in college so you figure he’s got a lot to learn, but he does that pretty darn quickly.”
Leonard was the first player off the Spurs bench Wednesday night against the Clippers, replacing Richard Jefferson barely 5 minutes into the game.