Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers doesn’t see the team having any issues next season with its best player, Kawhi Leonard, being a quiet superstar.
Rivers says since he talks enough for everybody, Leonard and the Clippers will be just fine.
"I talk enough for everybody. He'll be fine." – former #Celtics and #clippers head coach Doc Rivers on coaching a quiet superstar like Kawhi Leonard.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) September 3, 2019
Kawhi Leonard guided the Toronto Raptors to the championship last season. He may not talk a lot, but Leonard leads by his actions on the court. Plus, the Clippers have Doc Rivers, Paul George, Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell, four guys who are never afraid to voice their opinions.
For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are legitimate title contenders with Leonard and George leading the charge. Last season with the Raptors, Leonard averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He shot 49.6 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.4 percent from the free-throw line.
George, meanwhile, put up 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists with the Oklahoma City Thunder while shooting 43.8 percent from the floor, 38.6 percent from the 3-point line and 83.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Leonard and George reportedly really wanted to play for Rivers, who is universally recognized as one of the best coaches in the NBA. Rivers guided the Clippers to 48 wins last season without having a single All-Star on the roster. Now, he has two of the best players in the world at his disposal, so expect Los Angeles to be an offensive and defense juggernaut next season.