Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard (POR)  “Legend” nike

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PORPower 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:

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  • 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.