Usually displays good patience on the offensive end
Inconsistent mid-range jumper
Tends to over-dribble
Forces penetration when it is not there
Summary: Leonard impacts the game in so many different ways, and what is scary is that he is not close to being a polished player on the offensive end. As San Diego State continues to get more exposure due to their success this season, Leonard will get more and more recognition. He has worked his way into late lottery discussions.
Player Comparison: Trevor Ariza. Ariza has made his impact in the NBA due to his athleticism and ability to defend on the wing. Leonard will have to follow that blueprint to reach his maximum level of success at the next level. Both players are effective off the bounce and in the open floor, but do not have reliable outside shots.
Walt, your grade on the Earl Michell pickup by SF is off completely. Yes while he isn't a big threat in terms of DT look at all the defensive tackles, san francisco has? its mainly dial and purcell who have been doing the work and they need somebody else on that line. So this is easily a C+ or B- grade Free agent. While Mitchell did deal with injuries recently, SF is adding to the depth and at this point its a good pickup.