The Washington Wizards are bracing themselves for Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard is a force on both ends of the court, arguably more so than any player in the league. He can lock up and score on literally anybody.
Tonight, Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs are in Washington D.C. to take on the Wizards, and it's unclear how Randy Wittman's team will deal with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
After letting Carmelo Anthony score 37 points a few days ago, the Wizards may have a problem on the wing. Jared Dudley was torched and Otto Porter wasn't strong enough.
Leonard could have a field day.
Otto Porter Jr., drafted in the first round a year after Leonard, will draw the assignment to start Wednesday and hopes to implement lessons from dealing with Antetokounmpo and Anthony – most important, forcing him out of a comfort zone. “Just physical, physicality. I know they run a lot of post-ups for him,” Porter said. “I just got to make sure I push him off the spot and make things tough for him. Use my length. Make sure that I mix my defense up on him. At the other end, just make sure I keep moving. He just uses his length. He’s smart. He reads passing lanes. He’s everywhere. He’s like the quarterback for them.”