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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 (neck) returned to action on Friday, playing nine minutes off the bench with six points, five rebounds and three assists.
Leonard is a man without a role for the Blazers these days. With Chris Kaman set to get backup center minutes he's trying to morph into a stretch four but that's going to be a heavy lift. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him until he shows us something. Oct 18 - 1:47 AM

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Meyers Leonard (neck) will play against Maccabi Haifa on Friday.

He suffered a neck injury last week and returned to practice on Wednesday. With Chris Kaman helping off the bench, Leonard is going to have a tough time getting minutes.
Source: Columbian
Oct 17 - 9:50 AM

Meyers Leonard (neck) returned to practice on Wednesday.

He was able to take on contact in his first action of the week. Leonard hasn't quite lived up to being a first-round pick and will need a few things to happen to get regular playing time.
Oct 15 - 4:02 PM

Meyers Leonard (neck) said his injury is a "day-to-day" thing.

The Blazers are off until Friday and Leonard has a chance to play in that game. He's been trying to extend his game a littler further from the basket because playing power forward could help his minutes, but he's not going to be a major factor while the Blazers are healthy.
Oct 13 - 11:38 AM

Meyers Leonard will miss Sunday's exhibition due to a neck injury.

There is no indication that Leonard's injury is serious, and we're considering him day-to-day. With Chris Kaman locked into the backup center job this year, Leonard is expected to find most of his playing time as a reserve power forward.
Oct 12 - 7:39 PM

The Trail Blazers increasingly view Meyers Leonard as a power forward, rather than a center.

"I feel like I'm more of a hybrid," Leonard said. "Right now, I feel more comfortable picking and popping and spacing the floor. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard both agreed that Leonard is more of a PF, and coach Terry Stotts praised his mid-range shooting ability. He was a combined 15-of-45 from beyond eight feet last season, and the arrival of Chris Kaman has taken Leonard out of the equation for fantasy purposes.
Oct 7 - 4:07 PM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Diante Garrett
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