The draft day trade that sent George Hill to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for rookie Kawhi Leonard and the rights to Erazem Lorbek and Davis Bertans is looking like one-sided as the days goes by.
Make no mistake, Hill is a terrific player and he did a great job in helping the Pacers reach the second round of the playoffs this season, bowing down only to East's favorite team the Miami Heat.
However, it could not be overlooked that Leonard has such a strong impact to the San Antonio Spurs only in his rookie year
ANAHEIM, Calif. — On its surface, the story does not make sense.
Kawhi Leonard needed someone to drive him? Leonard, a 6-foot-7, do-everything talent for San Diego State whom his coaching staff and teammates hail as the Aztecs’ most tireless worker and the man behind the wheel of their historic N.C.A.A. tournament journey, could not drive himself?
Not exactly. But in what has become a comical subplot to the tale of a player who is one of the top N.B.A. prospects in the tournament, Leonard’s basketball career was once threatened by an inability to secure transportation.