Meyers Leonard (POR) – “Legend”
Power Forward/Center: 7’1, 245 lbs; 6th year, Illinois
NBA Role: hybrid, stretch 4/5 • UnderDOG
Meyers “A Much More Athletic Kelly Olynyk (BOS)“* Leonard is an intriguing pivot on Terry Stotts’s Blazers; Leonard doesn’t get much pub playing for the more low-profile, UnderDOG Blazers but there’s no arguing his place as an emerging shooter at the 5; perfect fit for the modern era – athletic, lob-catching hustle man who has legit three-point range (shoots like a guard!); to earn more minutes, Leonard needs to do work on the glass – Meyers isn’t much of a banger at 7’1, doesn’t always use his athleticism to an advantage while pursuing boards; not an ideal rim protector; still working to develop go-to moves with his back to the basket & facing up; resident asshole (in the most generous sense) & potential enforcer in PDX – will Meyers fully embrace that role?
*they’re actually not very similar at all
Signature Shot: spot up 3 (off the hop)
(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72
Couple DOG Facts:
- Career: 5.7 points/game, 3.9 rebounds/game, 46% FG
- Avg. career-high 8.4 points/game in 2015-16
- Shares the exact same birth date (2/27/92) w/ Jabari J.