We have a Kawhi Leonard problem. He was clearly the best player on the floor last night. He is his old self, less a little rust, and clearly the best all around player in the East (including Giannis). Frankly, I would not be surprised if he becomes league MVP.
Second biggest: Gordon Hayward is really good, again. He is finding his shot, rebounds very well, and can really help spark the offense. He is more valuable to us right now than Tatum. Tatum has more talent, and will eventually be better. But Gordon's service in the league all these years just makes him a better basketball player right now. Tatum trying to drive through a triple team last night was just a dumb mistake at a critical time. He will learn.
Brown seems to be left out someone during crunch time.
Morris is hot and cold.
In conclusion, we have a KL problem. And therefore a Toronto problem. He is an amazing basketball player. In retrospect, Danny probably should have been more aggressive pursuing him. Jaylen Brown and picks probably could have gotten it done. Take the risk like Toronto that he would fall in love with the team.
I hope all the JB comparisons to KL will now stop. Just not in the same category. And I love JB, still do.
Could you imagine having KL to guard Lebron or KD in the playoffs? Wow.