Is it wrong of me to want Kawhi to be injured forever so that I can keep watching the Kyle Anderson Show? I’ll go one step further and say that I hope the rumors are true, and that Kawhi is mad at the Spurs and that his whole entourage is plotting ways to get him out of San Antonio using contract loopholes and threats of physical violence. No Kawhi = unlimited pressure-free minutes for Anderson. He can do his slow moves and play like a fifty year-old LeBron and who’s gonna take his minutes? Nobody. Those minutes are his as long as Kawhi’s entourage continues to sabotage Kawhi’s rehab efforts to make the Spurs look bad.
This Spurs team is probably the closest we’ll ever come to a Kyle Anderson-led team. Remember, LaMarcus Aldridge, the number two guy to disgruntled Kawhi, is out until after the All-Star break. There is no clear-cut number three guy. It might be Pau, it might be Anderson, it might be Darrun Hilliard. But I’m getting this weird feeling that Anderson is the man right now. And I love it.