"One personnel guy told me that Leonard, right now — and without any off-the-bounce creativity added to his game — is already an $8 million to $10 million player on the open market given the increasing value of his skill set. Others were skeptical. Leonard can handle the defensive assignments fine, and he shot 37.5 percent from 3-point range for the second straight season — above league average. The only knocks on his résumé are his relative inexperience and his inability to hit 3s from anywhere but the corner; only 53 of his 174 3-point attempts came away from the corners, and he shot just 24.5 percent on those triples. But he can nail the corner 3, and he'll likely improve from above the arc as he gets older. He's in."
"Green's not a lockdown defender, but he's solid, and he has played small forward when Leonard rests. Green earns about $3.9 million per year over the next two seasons, and even if he lacks any room for improvement — hardly certain — he's easily worth this contract. He's shot better than 43 percent from deep — that's Kyle Korver/Ray Allen territory — over the last two seasons, and they're not all wide-open looks from the corners."