WINNER: Kawhi Leonard
> Now in his fifth season in San Antonio, Spurs swingman Kawhi Leonard has evolved into his role as the future of the franchise, and the future is now. While reminiscent of a 19-year-old Tony Parker growing up before our eyes, the rate of Leonard's ascendance has been astounding. Already a Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, Leonard added NBA All-Star to his list of accolades this campaign, when fans voted him into the league's mid-season classic. Leonard is averaging career highs in points and three-point field goal percentage and has formed a potent front-court combo with LaMarcus Aldridge that has overwhelmed opponents. Glowing profiles in national sports publications, including Sports Illustrated and Slam, have spread the Gospel of Kawhi to the masses, but those in San Anto already know. Kawhi Leonard is the best two-way player in the game, so get used to it.
2. Tim Duncan
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