“Kawhi Leonard Not the Guy” For Clippers!
Everyone thought that Kawhi Leonard was the man to change the future of the LA Clippers, but instead, he was a dud. Read on…
CelebnSports247.com reports that the LA Clippers must ask some fundamental questions from themselves ahead of the fresh 2020-21 season.
According to reports, the Clippers have a new head coach in Tyronn Lue, but these changes will still not amount to anything if they do not restructure the playing squad.
The Clippers were the favorites to win the championship in 2020. But they couldn’t even reach the conference finals, let alone the NBA Finals.
Since the Clippers FAILED to come through, the critics were quick to suggest the issue is not the talent, but the lack of chemistry and leadership in Steve Ballmer’s unit.
Which then led to Kawhi Leonard’s failure to lead his team to victory.
Kawhi has a history of playing with champion teams where he had leaders around him.
It also points out that Kawhi is NOT a leader, but a player. See, during his time with the San Antonio Spurs, he had legendary Tim Duncan around him to lead the pack. During his championship run with the Toronto Raptors, the likes of Marc Gasol and Kyle Lowry surrounded him.
When he came to the Clippers, the onus was on him.
In a recent interview, NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins pointed towards the lacking of the Clippers.
They don’t have a leader! The Clippers do not have a leader. Kawhi Leonard is not the guy that speaks out vocally and talks about. He just goes out there and performs and does his job. And if I’m the Clippers, I would really really consider trying to get at Rajon Rondo. They do need a leader, they need a voice in that locker room that’s going to hold guys accountable.
It’s only so much you could do as a coaching staff and as a head coach. You need a guy that’s gonna say the right things in the locker room and that’s gonna lose themselves in the team, and lead by example and preach the gospel day in and day out, and make sure guys don’t have a hidden agenda. Right now Clippers do not have a leader and that is part of their problem.
They are saying Rajon Rondo will be open to offers during his free agency ahead of the next season. Many teams will be interested in signing this exceptional Point Guard. He has done for the Lakers the job of being the filler between LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Moreso, the 4-time NBA All-star has been an inspiration for the youngsters in the pack.
It remains to see whether the Clippers organization has him in the mind or are they looking for a younger leader who can complement the qualities of Kawhi.
We will see if Rondo will be Kawhi’s replacement or leader for the upcoming season.