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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 is showing a lot of promise in his third NBA season, and his confidence is soaring.
Leonard got the start Saturday in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and made the most of it with seven points, a career-high 12 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. "It's awesome that I'm starting to understand my role, and not only that, I'm a guy who wants to feel good, and I know my teammates have confidence in me, so that makes me feel good," Leonard said. Owners in deep leagues should definitely monitor him going forward and if an injury strikes the Portland frontcourt, Leonard may be the guy to grab. Nov 16 - 10:26 AM

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Meyers Leonard got the start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) on Saturday, scoring seven points with 12 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He soaked up the majority of LMA's minutes tonight and looked comfortable further from the basket. Leonard has spent a lot of time working on his perimeter game and coach Terry Stotts seems to gained confidence in him. If Aldridge needs to miss more time either now or down the line, Leonard looks like the guy to grab.
Nov 16 - 2:26 AM

Contrary to a previous report, Meyers Leonard is set to draw the start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness).

Chris Kaman was reportedly the starter, but that report has since been rebuked. Leonard however is not a reliable fantasy option and should only be used in deep league or as a daily plug-and-play.
Nov 15 - 9:55 PM

Meyers Leonard (respiratory infection) was available to play vs. the Warriors on Sunday but he didn't leave the Blazers' bench.

Leonard was expected to play but the game was closely contested throughout, which forced coach Terry Stotts' hand. Improved conditioning and a handful of minutes will not be an incentive to own Leonard in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 2 - 11:58 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) is probable for Sunday game against the Warriors.

He has yet to play this season due to a respiratory illness but it appears he is finally getting better. However, he is currently slotted behind both Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman so Leonard can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Nov 1 - 8:23 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) was back on the practice court on Saturday.

He hasn't played yet this season due to a respiratory illness. Leonard added a 3-point shot this offseason and it'll be interesting to see how he adapts, but he's still not going to be worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 1 - 4:16 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) will not travel to Sacramento.

Leonard missed Wednesday's game with an upper respiratory illness, and he didn't practice on Thursday. Leonard's status is still being listed as day-to-day, but he will not play on Friday against the Kings.
Oct 30 - 5:14 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) will not play on Wednesday against the Thunder.

He will need a couple of injuries to the Blazers' front court in order for him to be relevant so this news shouldn't matter. Leonard can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues.
Oct 28 - 7:36 PM

The Blazers picked up the fourth-year team option on Meyers Leonard on Monday.

Leonard is more of a big body than anything else, and he averaged just 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds over nine minutes of action with the Blazers last season. Now, with some increased competition for minutes in Chris Kaman, Leonard will likely see many DNP-CD's this season. In case you were wondering, no, Leonard is not a fantasy option in any format.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 27 - 6:51 PM

Meyers Leonard attempted seven triples and made two of them on his way to 14 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

Yes, this is the same Meyers Leonard who went 0-of-6 from beyond the arc last season, so that's cool. He also hit three triples on Wednesday and is hotter from beyond than arc than most sharpshooters. Hopefully you don't need us to tell you he's not going to be a savior for 3-pointers in your fantasy league.
Oct 25 - 1:11 AM

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

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

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