San Antonio Spurs: The Kawhi Leonard Trade

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Apr 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the third quarterat Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Remember, even earlier this season, when everyone agreed that the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers swap of George Hill and Kawhi Leonard was an equal trade for both teams?

That was a good one.

Leonard not only continues to improve both his defensive and offensive skills, but he also has earned the trust of head coach Gregg Popovich; which is something that doesn’t happen all to often for the 65-year-old coach.

This brings us back to the starting point guard for the Pacers: Pop’s former favorite player, George Hill.

He used to rave about the 6-2, 27 year old out of IUPUI but later trade him away after just three years.

Why would he trade his favorite player for a virtually unknown draft pick out of San Diego State most known for his large hands?

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