The San Antonio Spurs' 2013-14 home opener is today, which is fun. Related: Bold predictions are fun especially, like, 21 of them!
Disclaimer: These bold predictions range from predictable to WHAT THE HELL WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU #idiot. You were warned. These predictions don't reflect my thoughts, unless I'm right and you're wrong. Happy basketball everyone. Watch safely.
1. Kawhi Leonard will average 2.5 steals per game.
Kawhi averaged 1.9 steals per game last season, so this a bit of a stretch. But, hear me out. Leonard will presumably assume a larger offensive and defensive role this season, and an uptick in minutes will increase his raw production, which is what I'm banking on here -- or something. Leonard corralled 14 steals in the NBA Finals, appropriating his regular season average, and there is room for growth as he steadily grasps the nuances of basketball, when to stab at the opponents dribble, when to crash the passing lane, how to deceive the ball handler and when to use his laser heat vision to detect weakness. Plus, his arms are long, which seems like it would be an advantage. For what it's worth: 2.5 steals per game would be the 26th highest single season mark since the 1990-91 season.no comments