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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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Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) doesn't think that he was overpaid in free agency.
"Market value is what it is," Leonard said. "All I care about is that I know I'm playing to my fullest potential for my coaches to my teammates, that people believe in that... back to the four years and $41 million, I'd look at them like they're crazy if they say it wasn't enough. I mean, dear God, look at where I come from." He's hoping his shoulder is ready around the start of the season and will try to bounce back after a tough 2015-16 campaign. Unfortunately, things won't be any easier for him this season as he competes with Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh for minutes. Jul 28 - 12:17 PM

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Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said he will be re-evaluated on August 1.

He recently said that he's hoping to be ready in time for the start of the season, but his timetable will likely be updated after his checkup. Leoard did admit that he will be cautious with his return, which makes sense because he just signed a four-year, $41 million deal. Unfortunately for Leonard, minutes won't be easy to find in Portland's frontcourt next season, especially if they re-sign Moe Harkless as well.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 24 - 9:35 AM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder surgery) said that he's hoping to be ready around the start of the 2016-17 season.

"It's a progression, first introducing rebounding, grabbing stuff overhead, then one-on-one, three-on-three, extending to the full court," Leonard said. "We'll see. You just never know." The Blazers won't be in a hurry to rush him back after re-signing him to a four-year deal worth $41 million, and most players tend to be a little too optimistic about timetables anyways. If the Blazers re-sign Moe Harkless, Leonard's outlook for the 2016-17 campaign won't be great with Al-Farouq Aminu expected to play more power forward.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 23 - 12:31 PM

Meyers Leonard has agreed to re-sign with the Trail Blazers on a four-year deal worth $41 million.

While Leonard was far from impactful during his fourth year in the league, he's still just 24 years old, so it's not like he's done developing. Still, after a disastrous and injury plagued 2015-16 campaign, it's be tough to justify spending a late-round selection on him, even in deep leagues. This signing could also indicate the Portland is planning on letting Allen Crabbe walk as a free agent.
Jul 10 - 3:09 PM

Restricted free agent Meyers Leonard is on the Wolves' radar.

The Blazers are likely going to match, especially after they spent so much on the perimeter with the Evan Turner $70 million deal. Although, Leonard had a disastrous 2015-16 season due to injuries and disappointing play.
Jul 2 - 6:15 PM

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.
Source: CSN NW
Jun 29 - 12:30 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Evan Turner
2Jake Layman
3Luis Montero
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Meyers Leonard
4Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli