Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer
Kawhi Leonard on his expectations for the season, and the competitive Western Conference: "It's always the same expectations for myself; try to come in, be a leader, the best player I can be. I'm a team guy. So we're all focused on getting to April, and the playoffs, and working to get a championship. That's why I'm playing this game: to get the ultimate goal. From what I've learned just playing in this league, it's not about who you're facing. It's about what's within yourself and your team. If you guys are going to become better, [you have to] execute at the right level. So, none of that matters to me. I just focus on the Spurs, and make sure I have the best team. Then when we face them that night, then that's what we have to deal with. It's really just us moving as a collective group, and just getting better each and every day."