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Meyers Leonard | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / POR
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The Trail Blazers have extended a qualifying offer to Meyers Leonard.
Leonard is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for training camp. After a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, it would be surprising to see another team try to steal Leonard away for Portland with a big-time offer. Jun 29 - 12:30 PM
Source: CSN NW

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Meyers Leonard (left shoulder surgery) said that he will be able to shed his sling on Friday.

Leonard underwent shoulder surgery back on April 8, and was given a 6-8 month timeline, and if he's on the longer end of that timetable he is going to miss some time to start the 2016-17 season. He'll be a restricted free agent this offseason, but after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, he won't make for a very alluring standard league target in next year's drafts.
May 17 - 3:47 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) underwent successful surgery on Friday, and he's expected to be sidelined for the next 6-8 months.

If Leonard can't make it back until the 8-month mark, he'll be forced to miss the first couple months of the 2016-17 season. He's going to be a restricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he winds up after a disappointing 2015-16 campaign.
Apr 8 - 7:53 PM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) will have a timetable of 6-8 months.

This means he may not be 100 percent for training camp and may miss the start of the 2016-17 season as well. Leonard is set to become a restricted free agent this summer and he said the "plan" was to hopefully remain with the Blazers, but he could draw a lot of interest for his size and skillset. Regardless, Leonard was a huge letdown in fantasy this season.
Source: CSN NW
Mar 26 - 10:40 AM

Meyers Leonard will undergo surgery to repair his injured left shoulder and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

He'll have surgery on Apr. 8 and the team will have a specific timetable after that. Leonard suffered two dislocations of his shoulder this year in a fairly big letdown after showing some promise in the postseason last year. Coach Terry Stotts has given Leonard's minutes to basically the entire bench.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 24 - 10:19 PM

Meyers Leonard (left shoulder) will seek a second opinion, according to head coach Terry Stotts.

Leonard missed his fourth consecutive game with a dislocated shoulder on Wednesday and is headed for a second opinion. While Leonard has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point in the season. Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless, and Ed Davis will continue to fill in for the big man.
Mar 24 - 9:47 AM

Meyers Leonard (left shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas.

Leonard is without an official timetable to return, and belongs on the waiver wire just about everywhere at this juncture in the fantasy season. Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless and Ed Davis will all split Leonard's minutes.
Mar 22 - 3:10 PM

Meyers Leonard (left shoulder) said it's fair to assume he'll miss the remaining three games of the Blazers road trip.

Leonard re-separated his shoulder during Wednesday's practice, and his absence could certainly extend beyond Portland's three-game road trip. On the season, Leonard has put up just 18th round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so there's no reason to hold onto him through the injury in almost any setting. Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless and Ed Davis will all have the opportunity for some extended minutes while Leonard is on the sidelines.
Source: CSN NW
Mar 17 - 2:32 PM

Meyers Leonard re-seperated his left shoulder in practice on Wednesday.

He "got hit the wrong way" playing 5-on-5. Leonard separated his shoulder in November and it sounds like he will be out indefinitely. He should be cut in almost all leagues now. Coach Terry Stotts will use the matchups with more minutes going to Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless and Ed Davis.
Mar 16 - 5:14 PM

Meyers Leonard (left shoulder) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

This is the same left shoulder that was dislocated back in November. The team ruling him out a day in advance suggests he could be looking at a multiple game absence. He is only playing 17.7 minutes per game since the break with most of his minutes coming at power forward. Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless and Ed Davis may all pick up a few extra minutes depending on the matchup. It's tough to use them against the Spurs, of course.
Mar 16 - 4:58 PM

Meyers Leonard played well again on Saturday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five boards, four assists and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

Since his scoreless dud vs. the Raptors on Mar. 4, Leonard has scored in double digits in four straight games and is averaging 10.8 points, 7.0 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.8 3-pointers in that span. However, he's still only getting minutes in the lower 20s, but he's at least worth keeping an eye on for his ability to knock down treys.
Mar 13 - 1:52 AM

Meyers Leonard scored 10 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

That's his third straight game with exactly 10 points. Leonard hasn't really done much else in that span, averaging 5.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.3 treys. The Legend isn't worth adding in most leagues, but at least he's playing better.
Mar 12 - 1:33 AM

Meyers Leonard missed all four of his attempts during Friday's loss to the Raptors, registering just three boards and one turnover through 12 scoreless minutes.

Leonard did start the second-half with Mason Plumlee in foul trouble, but he obviously did not capitalize on the opportunity. This was his second stinker in a row, and Leonard is far too unreliable to be owned in standard leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:38 PM

Meyers Leonard scored five points with seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and five turnovers against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He did have two good games in a row, but he was really bad on both ends tonight. Leonard's five turnovers matched a career high from back in 2013. He'll be too inconsistent to own in standard leagues.
Mar 2 - 9:57 PM

Meyers Leonard came off the bench for 11 points, 14 rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Leonard had 17 points, four 3-pointers and two rebounds in his previous game, but saw a few more minutes tonight due to the lopsided score. He might be coming on, as Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu and Mason Plumlee were all very quiet tonight. Keep an eye on Leonard in case he's getting ready to go on a hot run.
Mar 1 - 10:18 PM