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Meyers Leonard | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / POR
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Meyers Leonard played just 15 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with three points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.
This comes with Allen Crabbe (illness) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) out. He even made his teammate Gerald Henderson mad for missing a read on a play. Leonard is not the same player he was last year, so even the biggest Legend backers have to be off that bandwagon for this season. Feb 6 - 8:16 PM

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Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016.
Feb 5 - 1:17 AM

Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along.
Feb 4 - 9:07 PM

Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys.
Feb 3 - 12:27 AM

Meyers Leonard had 13 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes on Sunday, the most playing time he's seen in January.

The Wolves and Blazers shot a combined 10-of-43 from deep tonight, so Leonard's 3-of-7 mark stood out like a beacon of efficiency. He's shooting well but simply hasn't contributed enough across-the-board stats to be worth owning in typical leagues -- thus far in 2016 he's averaging 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks.
Feb 1 - 12:00 AM

Meyers Leonard scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with seven boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

Surprisingly, Leonard actually played some excellent defense on DeMarcus Cousins and even got into his head in the third quarter. Leonard has a lot of untapped potential, but he has been a disappointment for most of the season and is coming off a two-point dud in Saturday's win over the Lakers. Just keep an eye on him for now.
Jan 27 - 12:47 AM

Meyers Leonard hit two 3-pointers in 18 minutes on Wednesday, finishing a home loss with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

Leonard shot just 4-of-12 overall and continues to live or die by his jump shooting -- he missed two of his three attempts within 15 feet of the hoop tonight. He's not worth owning until he diversifies his game and offers more than a handful of points, 3-pointer and rebounds.
Jan 21 - 1:36 AM

Meyers Leonard scored 18 points with four 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Wizards.

The big man added four boards, two assists and two turnovers while shooting 7-of-10 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. That's two double-digit scoring performances in a row for Leonard, but he has only played an average of 25.5 minutes in those two games and 22.4 minutes over his last five. Leonard has upside, but he will be a hit-or-miss option on a nightly basis.
Jan 18 - 4:55 PM

Meyers Leonard scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

He matched Damian Lillard for a team high, which indicates how much the Blazers struggled tonight. Leonard did not score more than 12 points in any of his previous 2016 games, averaging 7.1 points, 4.7 boards, 0.3 blocks and 1.3 treys. He hasn't even come close to living up to his upside and he probably won't all season.
Jan 16 - 10:06 PM

Meyers Leonard scored 12 points with four rebounds, one block, one turnover, two 3-pointers and six fouls in 26 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

It's his best game of 2016 after a terrible run in his previous five games, averaging 6.0 points, 4.4 boards, 0.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.2 steals and 1.0 treys. Leonard hasn't been worth owning since his return from a shoulder injury back on Nov. 28, but maybe he can turn it around. His owners shouldn't be too attached, though.
Jan 14 - 1:29 AM

Meyers Leonard shot just 1-of-6 from the field (1-of-5 from deep) to finish Sunday's home win with three points, four rebounds and one turnover in 13 minutes.

Yikes. Leonard was ineffective in limited minutes at power forward during the first half, and he wound up playing just under two minutes in the second half. He's 7'1" and athletic, yet he's little more than a 3-point specialist at the moment.
Jan 11 - 12:06 AM

Meyers Leonard scored five points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

The Legend has not lived up to the billing in his last four, despite making 55.6 percent from the field in that span. Leonard only has averages of 6.8 points, 4.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys in 19.3 minutes per game during this stretch. He's obviously not a must-own player.
Jan 9 - 1:59 AM

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) played 22 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two 3-pointers, five boards and three turnovers.

Leonard's shot has been falling lately, after an extended slump, but it's been rather one-dimensional production. The 7'1" big man has a total of four steals and 10 blocks all season, while averaging just 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. At least his shoulder injury isn't an issue.
Jan 7 - 2:33 AM

Meyers Leonard tweaked his shoulder on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, but he doesn't expect it to be an issue moving forward.

Leonard described it as a "scare" and not a "re-injury," but we are going to put him on the injury report to be safe. For what it's worth, it sounds like he should be good for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers. Leonard finished with five points on 2-of-3 shooting with five boards and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes on Monday, but he has enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. On a side note, Meyers Leonard logged 11 minutes at center on Monday, so that significantly improves his outlook.
Jan 5 - 1:34 AM

Meyers Leonard connected on five 3-pointers in Thursday's blowout loss to the Jazz, finishing with 17 points, three boards, two assists and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

He shot 6-of-8 from the field in this one, and has now scored in double figures in four straight games. He had a brutal start to the season, but the upside has always been there as evidenced by his averages of 14.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games on 52.2 percent shooting from the field. He is worth owning in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 11:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Gerald Henderson
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Allen Crabbe
3Moe Harkless
4Luis Montero
PF1Meyers Leonard
2Noah Vonleh
3Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Chris Kaman