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Meyers Leonard | Center

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
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Meyers Leonard (shoulder) made his Summer League debut on Tuesday, scoring seven points with zero rebounds, assists or blocks in 21 minutes.
Leonard also committed seven fouls and admitted afterward that he's out of shape. "My legs definitely felt really sluggish, and my lungs were burning," Leonard said. "I haven't done anything for a week as far as full-court contact and all that kind of stuff." He should be back up to speed before long, but faces stiff competition for playing time with Chris Kaman coming off the Blazers' bench behind Robin Lopez. Jul 15 - 11:34 PM

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Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will miss his second consecutive Summer League game on Sunday.

Leonard's shoulder is strained but he'll test it again during Monday's practice, and Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool said that Leonard will "be back before you know it." Leonard averaged 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds last season and faces an even stiffer challenge to earn minutes now that Chris Kaman has been added to the Blazers' bench.
Source: CSNNW.com
Jul 13 - 3:47 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

He went through warmups and chatted with Wesley Matthews, but his minor shoulder injury will keep off the court. Leonard is looking at an important offseason and will face competition for minutes from Thomas Robinson and Joel Freeland.
Jul 12 - 4:07 PM

Meyers Leonard said he will play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

A lot of his teammates praised the young big man, but he still played just 8.9 minutes per game in his second season. Robin Lopez exceeded almost all expectations, so Leonard will need a miracle to get minutes in the teens to start the season.
May 16 - 4:21 PM

Meyers Leonard was ejected for a flagrant-2 foul in the fourth quarter against the Lakers on Tuesday.

He hacked Kendall Marshall big time and beat his teammates to the locker room by a few minutes. Leonard only came in the game for garbage time and is not really in the rotation with Thomas Robinson playing better.
Apr 2 - 1:53 AM

Meyers Leonard played 16 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with eight points, five boards and one assist.

He missed five games due his ankle sprain and returns with the Blazers a bit shorthanded. Joel Freeland and Thomas Robinson are out with knee injuries, so Leonard could see minutes in the teens as a bench big man.
Mar 2 - 1:05 AM

Meyers Leonard (ankle) will return from an ankle injury to play in Saturday night's game vs. the Nuggets.

He's been out for five games due to an ankle sprain and the timing couldn't have been worse for Leonard. His time in the sidelines coincided with LaMarcus Aldridge's time off, so he would have been way more involved in the rotation. He's not guaranteed to play tonight.
Mar 1 - 8:23 PM

The Blazers will update Meyers Leonard (ankle) on Saturday.

He was expected to miss 2-3 weeks back on Feb. 18, so the team should have an idea if he'll be able to return soon. LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) has a good chance to be back on Saturday, so Leonard probably won't have much of an impact upon his return.
Feb 28 - 3:28 PM

Meyers Leonard (ankle) will not travel for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

He has missed the last three games with his left ankle sprain and is expected to miss at least one more week. Leonard has lost playing time to Joel Freeman, so Thomas Robinson's game on Sunday probably won't help his case for minutes either.
Feb 24 - 3:34 PM

Meyers Leonard is expected to miss two to three weeks with a sprained left ankle.

Leonard, Joel Freeland and LaMarcus Aldridge are all out right now, meaning Thomas Robinson is going to be thrust into the lineup and rotation, making him worth a short-term look in all leagues.
Feb 18 - 10:20 PM

Meyers Leonard received praise from coach Terry Stotts after his eight point, four rebound performance in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

Leonard played 13 minutes during the loss as he filled in for the injured Joel Freeland, who will miss the next four-to-eight weeks. "I was very pleased with Meyers," Stotts said. "He contributed in a way that kept him on the court. We went with a kind of shooting lineup, and he finished his opportunities. I thought he was good defensively. He battled. We were a plus when he was on the court." Leonard should see some extra playing time with Freeland out, but remains more of a deep league option for the time being.
Feb 13 - 12:03 PM

Meyers Leonard earned qualified praise from coach Terry Stotts after scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds in 10 minutes on Saturday.

"He did what we needed him to do," Stotts said. "He still needs to rebound better, but I was pleased with the way he played." Leonard's rebound rate has actually improved to 16.4 percent this season, which puts him just behind guys like Pau Gasol, Carlos Boozer and Anderson Varejao, so the Blazers are seeing some progress from Leonard. For what it's worth, starting center Robin Lopez has a rebound rate of just 15.1 percent.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Meyers Leonard was back in the rotation against the Pelicans on Saturday, playing 10 minutes for two points, four boards and one block.

Coach Terry Stotts said he would keep Leonard in the rotation and praised him for his rebounding efforts. He still has a long way to go and is behind Joel Freeland in the pecking order, so he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 01:10:00 AM

Meyers Leonard was reinstated from his suspension on Wednesday and played five scoreless minutes in a loss to the Timberwolves.

Nothing to see here, in fantasy or reality.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:16:00 AM

Meyers Leonard and Daniel Orton were suspended one game for their altercation in Saturday's game.

It occurred in garbage time with the Blazers blowing out the Sixers. Leonard will not play in Sunday's game against the Pistons, but the Blazers won't miss him after his three DNP-CDs before Saturday's game. Joel Freeland will continue to back up Robin Lopez.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland