Jimmy Butler is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, but even his spectacular brand of defense fell short against Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs’ star forward has grown by leaps and bounds in every facet of the game, and he shows it here with this terrific spin move.
Even a year ago, Leonard might not have been able to pull off this move with such fluidity. Now, here he is, flawlessly executing a tough spin move out of the post as if it were second nature. His handles aren’t just good in the post, but it any sort of situation. Just watch how he takes on multiple Bulls defenders here.
In just a few short years, Kawhi’s developed from a good defender with a broken shot to an elite two-way player.