The REAL Reason Why The Kawhi Leonard & Paul George DUO Is SO Good In The NBA (Ft. Clippers Defense)

Dec 3, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are on the Clippers and have been a dominant NBA duo so quickly, but how? #NBA #Kawhi #Clippers
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Both Kawhi and PG run a good amount of isolations. They have different styles for their iso offense, but they use each other to help their own individual offenses. For example here, Kawhi gets the ball and holds on to it until the defense spreads out a bit. Now, Troy Brown Jr. probably is not the guy to be guarding Kawhi 1 v 1. Kawhi has all this space in the midrange area around the free throw line where he likes to take shots. This is when a double team would be nice, Bradley Beal wants to help, but Paul George is one pass away. This means Bradley Beal can’t help. If he does, he’s giving Paul George an easy shot to heat up or giving him all the space to do whatever he wants. Kawhi spins towards the middle back towards Paul George because the defense can’t help and Kawhi gets an easy jumpshot in his spot.
Although Kawhi is shooting 30.8% from 3 this season, he’s shooting 36% on catch and shoots 3s and last season, he shot 40.8% on catch and shoot 3s. It’s not elite, but he’s going to make you pay. Paul George is shooting 39.2% from 3 this season including 39.6% on catch and shoot 3s so he’s not someone you want to leave open at all. So these two have their own gravity on the perimeter. Kawhi is averaging a career high in assists at 5.3 assists per game in his lowest minutes per game in a full season since 2014. Kawhi likes to hold onto the ball until the defense commits. On a very similar play to Paul George’s, Kawhi gets trapped, but instead of quickly dumping it off to Zubac, he waits till Smart commits to Zubac and passes it to PG who’s open. But these two don’t just score from the perimeter. We know that Kawhi likes to operate in the midrange area in slow motion. Paul George is a smooth operator that changes pace so quickly for a forward. So in these situations, again, they both use each other. Here Paul George drives into the defense after getting by Isaiah Thomas. Otto Porter wants to help but has to stick on Kawhi. Help comes to stop Paul George and now Otto is stuck guarding two shooters and leans towards Kawhi. He’s late to react to the pass in the corner, play’s catch up, and that’s an easy swing to Kawhi. These drives make the defense behind and PG knows that the defense wants to stay on Kawhi so he’s taking advantage of that.
There’s also a lot of attention on both George and Leonard at the same time leading to opportunities for others, especially because players like Louis Williams and even Montrez Harrell can bring the ball up. After all that happens in this game, the Celtics defense is reluctant to help off of PG or Kawhi. Marcus Smart doesn’t even move. It leads to a wide open 3 for Patrick Beverley. That’s the best part of Kawhi-PG.
They also don’t need the ball to change the game defensively. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are some of the best perimeter players in the NBA period. They can guard every point guard, every shooting guard, every small forward and some power forwards and the best part, they understand the level of greatness each one of them have which leads to ultimate confidence in one another to just switch. The Clippers are 3rd in the league in defense. This level of switching is just insane, it’s ludicrous, it’s not fair.
But it’s not like the typical guard big combo like LeBron and AD or a two guard combo like Curry and Klay or Russ and Harden, it’s two guard forward combos like Wade and LeBron, just less athletic, but more defensive. Pair that with the rest of the Clippers pieces like Louis Williams, Montrez Harrell, Patrick Beverley and now we’re talking a good mix of offense mixed with defense. Because Kawhi and PG don’t need the ball to thrive, they are ok with having possessions without the ball which lets their role players bring out their unique abilities whether it’s Louis Williams leaners, Harrell’s drives from the perimeter, they just take turns and go to the hot hand. This is why to me it looks like poetry in motion, because the small subtletities, the IQ, the simple offense and seamless defense that revolves around these 2.

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  • Lakers or Clippers? So yeah I got copyrighted heavy, but I'm still going to make content for you, I appreciate all the support! Second Channel: usworlds.info/tv/ZWAssCaz6YHMXGziCKtdPw

    MJ2KALLDAYMJ2KALLDAY11 months ago
    • @Gerardo Cortez are you stupid

      FrawdFrawd3 months ago
    • @Lethal Volts Azzi I mean who won

      FrawdFrawd3 months ago
    • Duo's

      ballinman89ballinman893 months ago
    • Lakers

      drippy boubadrippy bouba5 months ago
    • Clippers

      Amir WilsonAmir Wilson5 months ago
  • This aged well

    DieselDiesel4 days ago
  • this shit aint aged much hahaahaah clippers a fraud!

    Nalla Dlanor GomezNalla Dlanor Gomez15 days ago
  • Best Duo? so good? Say that now

    Trash PlaysTrash Plays18 days ago
  • Who here after they lost to Denver nuggets

    Dylan ManleyDylan Manley24 days ago
    • This did not age very well at all (the vid)

      Yee skeeYee skee19 days ago
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    James DominiqueJames Dominique25 days ago
  • I’m from the future these nigga blew a 3-1 lead to the nuggets in the playoffs 🤣

    Michael MarlonMichael MarlonMonth ago
  • But they lost

    Tacti CutestTacti CutestMonth ago
  • best chocker

    Lyndon MepiezaLyndon MepiezaMonth ago
  • this doesn't age well

    Rizky Wahyu RamadhanRizky Wahyu RamadhanMonth ago
    • Lmao

      Yee skeeYee skee19 days ago
  • This didn’t age well...

    Yen TreYen TreMonth ago
  • bad take

    asfrcinasfrcinMonth ago
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    King ClampzKing ClampzMonth ago
  • PLAYOFF P AINT DOING SHIT RIGHT NOW!! 9 damn points FOH

    BLACKYBLACKY2 months ago
  • 3:11 wtf 😂

    Tacti CutestTacti Cutest2 months ago
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    Joshua AgbedeJoshua Agbede4 months ago
  • 9:42

    Roy GestupaRoy Gestupa4 months ago
  • I feel like if they could get any young playmaking guard the clippers could win several championships they probably could today also.

    Bradley BrockBradley Brock4 months ago
  • CLIPPERS FOR LIFE

    Rosa CastilloRosa Castillo4 months ago
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    Lionel AgabaLionel Agaba4 months ago
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    Cameron KingCameron King4 months ago
  • Clippers will win the 2020 nba championship and ,,duos"

    lil icey eyeslil icey eyes4 months ago
  • Just realized they don’t even play at the same time the both small forward

    I LIKE TURTLES KID IM NOTI LIKE TURTLES KID IM NOT4 months ago
  • and patrick beverly

    Insane ZAInsane ZA4 months ago
  • LAC > LAL, because the only clippers that really dont' play defense are Shamet and Lou.... LAL has their best player not playing defense and has over 50,000 miles on his motor, that'll be debilitating against a team like the Clippers that'll put a more than adept defender on him all game long.

    Manu El-OchoManu El-Ocho4 months ago
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    Powpeen06Powpeen065 months ago
  • Kawhi should of just signed with the thunder so they had that big 3 RW, PG, KL

    Jaden HJaden H6 months ago
  • Lebron and Ad will suffer on Kawhi and Pg i want to see this two teams at the playoffs

    Mike PedimonteMike Pedimonte6 months ago
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    Pranav RamaswamyPranav Ramaswamy6 months ago
  • Thay both got drafted by the pacers

    BrodieSWZBrodieSWZ6 months ago
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    Grammar Police -Grammar Police -6 months ago
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  • What is the name of the song you used at the end Dous

    Gamerz 4 funGamerz 4 fun7 months ago
  • Imagine if espn took this kind of videos and played them when certain teams played. Wouldn’t that make sense?

    Chijaytava aka ChijaChijaytava aka Chija7 months ago
  • did my guy just call rui hachimura, Otto Porter?

    Tobias BirkTobias Birk7 months ago
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    Shade Sparxza on 60 hzShade Sparxza on 60 hz7 months ago
  • It's bullshit that NBA goes after great YT channels that are just providing facts.

    DevanshDevansh7 months ago
  • WOW 87% of viewers aren't subscribed ??!!!! Thats really messed up , if you're a regular viewer and enjoy this man's content , the least you could do is subscribe to his channel . you have no idea how much that means to him and just how important each subscriber is . come on people you can do better than this .

    MeMe7 months ago
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    jamie reidjamie reid7 months ago
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    jellyBC SlamjellyBC Slam8 months ago
  • Championship

    Glenn PinedaGlenn Pineda8 months ago
  • can you make the fucking intros shorter like damn dude I can't count the amount of times I clicked off bc you drag it over so much

    MattejaMatteja8 months ago
  • One of the reasons why clippers are top 2 not top 1 cuz u know LBJ and AD

    Javik YTJavik YT8 months ago
  • DUOS

    LukasDoesEverythingLukasDoesEverything8 months ago
  • Dous

    Oliver EscudierOliver Escudier8 months ago
  • I kinda got scared when he said 6

    Claude DioufClaude Diouf8 months ago
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    Jovany JeuneJovany Jeune8 months ago
  • LAKERS>clippers

    certified 808scertified 808s8 months ago
  • 7:31 PG13 traveled

    Self Direct11Self Direct118 months ago
    • Nah the first step the ball was still going to his hand

      Joshua ScalesJoshua Scales4 months ago
    • I meant 2:31

      Self Direct11Self Direct118 months ago
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    Ozymandias the IIIOzymandias the III9 months ago
  • Both but only one team can win the finals.

    RealOne 4lifeRealOne 4life9 months ago
  • Dous

    Bmx BoizBmx Boiz9 months ago
  • Duos

    King DongoKing Dongo9 months ago
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    Kingo GrayKingo Gray10 months ago
  • so good?? that's funny dude!! 😂

    Digz TreeDigz Tree10 months ago
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    Retro seriousRetro serious10 months ago
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    CJ Y2CJ Y210 months ago
  • Lakers

    CJ Y2CJ Y210 months ago
  • Clippers all the way!!!

    Mildred HarrisMildred Harris10 months ago
  • La clippers are the best la team

    Sally MartinSally Martin10 months ago
  • Dou

    NocshanicNocshanic10 months ago
  • ♥️🏀👍🔵⚪🔴❤"Clippers"

    IIIDRIXBBLEIIIIIIDRIXBBLEIII10 months ago
  • duos

    Alvin MagsinoAlvin Magsino10 months ago
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    Antwan AbstonAntwan Abston10 months ago
  • cept when they play milwaukee apparently

    Joel Embiid's official burner accountJoel Embiid's official burner account10 months ago
  • We all know bucks beat Kawhi in raps 2-0 then raps streak 4 wins after.

    Yaj RomallivYaj Romalliv10 months ago
  • I'm not afraid of that duo, I'd just be afraid of Lou Williams, without him that duo will be nothing.

    eljay787eljay78710 months ago
    • @Emmanuel Hernandez 👍🏽

      eljay787eljay78710 months ago
    • @eljay787 if I must

      Emmanuel HernandezEmmanuel Hernandez10 months ago
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      eljay787eljay78710 months ago
    • Dumb take

      Emmanuel HernandezEmmanuel Hernandez10 months ago
  • Eeee they are not that good... There are couple better duos.

    1989Brolly19891989Brolly198910 months ago
  • George will be exposed, yet again, in the playoffs. The guy was never a legit superstar, before or after the leg injury. Very good player, but doesn't have the pedigree. His decreased performance will cost the Clippers a run for the finals. Even worse if he gets injured. However, if Kawhi plays like a demigod, they can reach the finals. It will be interesting to watch, but it's gullible to believe George will have any major impact when things gets serious. Years of underwhelming performances and you people never learn, time to wake up.

    RR10 months ago
  • Duoessss

    Christoffer MygindChristoffer Mygind10 months ago
  • Clippers, flippers, slippers doesn't matter Lakers in 4

    Daniel GarciaDaniel Garcia10 months ago
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    Chanda BowaChanda Bowa10 months ago
  • i dont care about the players on lakers. but they have a good team like demarcus,lebron,ad,howard,kyle kuzma,etc. but i think clippers gonna win. they have lockdown defenders

    splashballersplashballer10 months ago
  • Milwaukee just dumpstered LA Clippers LOL good vid though

    Lj SavaneLj Savane10 months ago
    • Clippers are better than bucks easy

      FrawdFrawd3 months ago
  • Duoss

    Maroun AzzamMaroun Azzam10 months ago
  • Ok they got to 2 great players. But I just don't see it work without one of the two feeding each other. They only feed each other space. There is a reason why they try to make Leonard get more assists. Leonard was great last season because he had Lowery (last year he was second in Assists during the regular season) next to him. To compare the 2 with LBJ and Kyrie is crazy in my opinion. Kyrie (11th last season) is a Point Guard and LBJ (2nd 2017-2018) is a small forward but since getting older and with his vision is changing more and more into a Point Guard. The load management will work against them I think on the long run as well. They need time on the floor together. Since they missed the pre season. First bunch of games PG out. Chemistry is a not written stat. Last what I have to say, PG13 and Kawhi wanted to play together for a long time I call B***SH**..... they didn't had many options to get a second star in. All credits to my favorite owner. There are multiple reports Kawhi tried other guys before PG13. I truly hope you don't receive more copyright strikes. Do not always agree with you that doesn't mean I don't like your comment and work you put into this.

    a tmoza tmoz10 months ago
  • Duos

    Magic RoseMagic Rose10 months ago
  • r they that good together?

    Razzmatazz hops skiddly dooRazzmatazz hops skiddly doo10 months ago
  • well they just got destroyed by the bucks

    Samir HossainSamir Hossain10 months ago
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    Playboy CollinsPlayboy Collins10 months ago
  • 🤔...😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    Janvier TalaniaJanvier Talania10 months ago
  • And they lost to giannis....

    Flame PlayzFlame Playz10 months ago
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  • DOUS

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    Eduardo EsparzaEduardo Esparza10 months ago
  • Lakers will

    OGC andygok11OGC andygok1110 months ago
  • Who’s here after the Clippers got swept by the Bucks

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  • Watching this after their game with the bucks is just funny

    KMC 19XXKMC 19XX10 months ago
  • ok i subscribed

    James DarmorJames Darmor10 months ago
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