Kawhi Leonard’s Versatility is His Biggest Asset

“Can I see your hands?”  That was actually a question posed to Kawhi Leonard at the NBA Draft Combine media session.  It was not a completely asinine question though as the former San Diego State Aztec has freakishly large hands that measured 11.3 inches long.

Aside from people’s fascination with his hands, Leonard figures to be one of the top picks in the 2011 NBA Draft and might be the most versatile player in the entire class.

By: David Kay

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Texas’ Tristan Thompson Major Beneficiary of WEAK NBA Draft Class

The Texas Longhorns Tristan Thompson is probably going to capitalize from some of the top prospects in college basketball returning to school. The decisions of blue chip prospects like Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger and Perry Jones not declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft is will end up making Thompson a ton of money.

Thompson could end up a late-lottery pick even though he may not be ready to contribute major minutes right away.

“There are probably 25 guys that have been told they’re lottery picks, but only 14 that actually are. I think it comes down to your workotus and how you produce in comparison to the guys that are at your position,” Thompson said at the NBA Draft combine.

This is a Paul M. Banks/David Kay collaboration

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Longhorns’ Jordan Hamilton Increases Agility, NBA Draft Stock with Yoga

Jordan Hamilton Texas

In this NBA Draft class, there’s a lot of concern surrounding many of the prospects- including those projected to fall into the lottery. When it comes to Texas Longhorns swingman Jordan Hamilton, some scouts and fans are concerned about him about him being dialed-in and “on it” all the time every game. At least on the defensive end.

“I did kind of over-play guys, but I just got to use my length and things like that. Towards the end of the season I played pretty good defense,” Hamilton said at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.

Some members of the basketball cognoscenti believe he just cruises sometimes, and relies on his pure talent, not hard work to get by.

By Paul M. Banks

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