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Meyers Leonard | Center/Forward | #11

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'1' / 255
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / POR
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Meyers Leonard (back) is available to play vs. Toronto on Friday.
He's not in the rotation with Zach Collins way ahead of him. Feb 2 - 6:52 PM

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Meyers Leonard (back) is probable for Friday against the Raptors.

With Jusuf Nurkic (quad) likely OK, Leonard probably wouldn't get minutes anyway. Zach Collins is way ahead of him.
Feb 1 - 8:58 PM

Meyers Leonard (sore back) was in uniform on Wednesday but he didn't leave the Blazers' bench.

Portland cruised to a blowout victory at home tonight and they deployed 12 different players, so Leonard's DNP appears to have been injury-related. Even at full strength, though, he's not a fantasy asset.
Feb 1 - 12:48 AM

Meyers Leonard (back) is available to play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He's probably not going to be in the rotation tonight. Zach Collins is ahead of Leonard right now.
Jan 31 - 8:35 PM

Meyers Leonard (back soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Chicago.

He's been out of the rotation and he's had a slew of back problems before. Zach Collins has played well lately.
Jan 31 - 3:31 PM

Meyers Leonard picked up a DNP-CD on Monday.

Leonard recently dealt with an ankle injury, but he was probable for Saturday's game and he hasn't been in the rotation even when fully healthy the past few weeks. We're taking him off the injury list, and he belongs on your waiver wire.
Jan 1 - 11:52 PM

Meyers Leonard (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game vs. Atlanta.

He may have suffered the injury on Thursday night with only three minutes of action with some of it against Joel Embiid. Leonad was not in the rotation before Thursday.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Meyers Leonard played three scoreless minutes off Portland's bench on Wednesday.

Leonard was coming off three DNP-CDs and nearly had another one tonight. He battled an illness last week but has been cleared to play since Friday, so his absences have simply been the result of coach Terry Stotts' rotations. He's fallen behind Ed Davis (seven points, 11 rebounds in 23 minutes) and rookie Zach Collins (two points, two boards in 14 minutes).
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:02:00 AM

Meyers Leonard was a DNP-CD on Friday.

Zach Collins has probably leapfrogged him and coach Terry Stotts likes Ed Davis in the second unit. Leonard won't have value while Jusuf Nurkic is healthy.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Meyers Leonard (illness) isn't on the injury report for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is questionable for Friday, but if he can't suit up Leonard should slot into a 15-20 minute role. With Zach Collins and Ed Davis also in the mix at center, there's been no clear-cut winner in Nurk's absence.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) didn't play vs. Miami on Wednesday.

Leonard said that he was available in case of "emergency," but didn't feel capable of playing a big role due to the illness, which left him dehydrated and exhausted. We'll consider him questionable for consecutive games this weekend vs. the Magic (Friday) and Hornets (Saturday).
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Meyers Leonard (illness) said he will only play in case of "emergency" on Wednesday.

Leonard told beat writer Jason Quick that he is "down too much weight and dehydrated to start or play big minutes." With Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) already on the shelf, the Blazers will lean even more on a group that includes Zach Collins, Noah Vonleh and Ed Davis.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) is headed for a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat.

Leonard said that he wants to play, but he needs to go through his pregame routine before any final decisions are made. If Leonard can't give it a go, there will be more minutes available for Zach Collins, Noah Vonleh and Ed Davis, with Collins being one of the more attractive options out of that group. Check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Meyers Leonard (illness) is questionable against the Heat on Wednesday.

We don't have any details on his illness, so expect him to be a game-time call for the 7:30 EST start. Leonard played 19.0 minutes per game in the starts without Jusuf Nurkic (ankle), but coach Terry Stotts was running out Ed Davis, Zach Collins and Noah Vonleh as options at center, as well. If Leonard is out, Collins may have a chance to get minutes in the upper 20s while Davis could also see run closer to 20 minutes, as well.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 02:30:00 PM

Meyers Leonard flopped in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Warriors, playing just 18 minutes with four points and four rebounds.

He was very quiet tonight and was replaced by rookie Zach Collins down the stretch. Leonard had a decent game on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes, but it doesn't sound like Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is going to be out long. Most fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:02:00 AM

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