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Leon Powe | Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (49) / DEN

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The Celtics hired Leon Powe to a front office position.
His exact role isn't clear and it will likely have something to do with player development. Powe played for the Celtics from 2006-09 and finished his career with the Grizzlies in 2011. Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:47:00 PM

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Leon Powe will play for the Bulls in summer league.

Powe played in Puerto Rico last season and the Bulls were rumored to have interest, so they'll get an extended look at him in summer league. With the possibility that the team will lose Omer Asik as a restricted free agent, bringing in Powe for a look makes sense.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 01:16:00 PM

Leon Powe has left his team in Puerto Rico, and the Bulls are reportedly interested in the veteran big man.

Powe just signed with the Puerto Rican team and the timing of his departure seems very telling. Chicago has one available roster spot.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 04:48:00 PM

Leon Powe has reportedly signed with Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rico.

Powe had previously been linked to the Bulls. The 28-year-old played in 30 games for the Cavs and Grizzlies last season, averaging 5.3 points per game.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Leon Powe "remains a possibility" to be signed by the Chicago Bulls.

The Bulls were in the Joel Przybilla sweepstakes, but after he decided to sign with Portland, Chicago is back in the market for another big man. The Bulls have an open roster spot with just 14 players under contract.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 08:48:00 AM

Leon Powe has officially signed with the Grizzlies.

Powe is a capable veteran who brings more size and toughness to the bench, where he'll backup Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol as Memphis makes their push toward the playoffs. They currently hold the eighth seed in the West, 0.5 game ahead of the Suns and 1.5 games ahead of the Jazz.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011 11:57:00 AM

Free agent F Leon Powe will sign with the Grizzlies, a source tells's David Aldridge.

The Grizzlies are making a hard push for the playoffs and Powe will be another piece off the bench. When his knees are healthy, Powe has the size and skills to be a quality member of the second unit.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 05:45:00 PM

Free agent Leon Powe visited the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Powe worked out a buyout from the Cavs last week and is looking for the right fit. If healthy, he'd give the Grizz some rugged toughness on the interior off the bench.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 10:28:00 AM

The Grizzlies, Knicks, and Celtics have all expressed interest in signing PF Leon Powe once he clears waivers on Tuesday.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal confirms the Grizzlies' interest, though the Celtics still seem like the front-runner given their history with Powe and obvious championship aspirations.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 12:51:00 PM

The Celtics may sign big man Leon Powe, recently released by Cleveland, once he clears waivers.

"I’ll be happy wherever I end up, but Boston is always holding a special place in my heart," Powe said. The 6'8" PF would add more depth to Boston's veteran frontcourt, but it's unlikely he'd have much value. The Knicks and Magic have also been mentioned as possible landing spots.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 10:21:00 AM

The Cavs have released Leon Powe.

The Cavaliers had to get the roster down to fifteen players. He is another big body the Celtics may try and acquire.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 07:48:00 PM

After the trading fallout the Cleveland Cavaliers are forced to reduce their roster making Leon Powe the most likely target for a buyout.

Powe would join a growing list of players big name players to the buyout list making it possible that he could fall to a less competitive team. Should this happen, there's a chance that he could hold some value. Wait for an official word but a buyout looks likely.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 04:25:00 PM

Leon Powe and Jamario Moon have both been mentioned as players whose contracts are likely to be bought out by the Cavs after the trade deadline.

"We're trying to work on something," Powe said of a buyout. "I want an opportunity to play. You brought me out here to play; you might as well just move me on." It's doubtful that either player will have the opportunity they have in Cleveland.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 10:27:00 AM

Leon Powe (knee) will return to action for the first time since having knee surgery in January.

Expect small steps out of Powe but the opportunity is there for someone like him to take advantage of a weak Cavs roster. Give him a few games but keep an eye on his minutes and his adjustment.
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 05:37:00 PM

Leon Powe (knee) went through practice on Tuesday.

Powe won't play tonight and is doubtful for Friday, but he is getting close to a return. Depending on what shakes out with the Cavs at the trade deadline, Powe could be a significant part of the rotation over the final two months.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 12:36:00 PM

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