@Dinner Arizona is basically the sweetheart of sports writers and the refs and they don't want to admit it. It's obvious to everyone watching football that they're not better than Carolina, let alone Minnesota or probably even Green Bay. But the media keeps up with this "best team in the NFC" silliness and the refs keep handing them calls they apparently think everyone is too blind to see. Fortunately Carson Palmer will predictably implode when playoff time comes around and either Honey Badger or Patrick Peterson will find a way to get injured again.
Can be a force when being aggressive in post-up situations
Decent mid-range jumper
Loaded with potential
Inconsistent with effort
Post moves over his right shoulder
Drifts out on the perimeter too often
Defending on the perimeter/pick-and-roll situations
Summary: Due to Leonard's skill level for a true seven-footer and the fact that he still has plenty of room to develop as a big man, the Illinois big man has lottery potential. I am not as high on Leonard as other draft experts are and think he would greatly benefit from another year in school, but there just aren't many true centers with his ability, which makes him attractive as a pro prospect.
Player Comparison: Darko Milicic/Byron Mullens. When I think of Leonard in relation to Darko, and Mullens, I recall true seven-footers who entered the league possessing the size and quality athleticism, but weren't very skilled. Leonard has that dangerous word attached to his name: "potential." I am doubtful that he will ever reach his ceiling and will more than likely settle into a role as a career backup.