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Welcome Meyers Leonard 

Post#1 » by radikalBaller » Wed Jul 3, 2019 12:56 am

Pretty underated pick-up imo, a very nice fit next to Bam, decent athlete and good long range shooter...



Strengths: Fluid, athletic 7-footer with developing all-around skills ... Excellent length on a good frame that will be capable of supporting more muscle ... Quick off his feet ... Strong body-control for a big ... Easy alley-oop target ... Explosiveness helps him blow by slower post players in transition ... Good offensive awareness ... Talented passer with good court-vision ... Does a lot of damage in the post at this level ... Willing to wrestle for good position near the block ... Uses his agility well to get around the rim, and is a quality finisher due to his athleticism ... Becoming a better outside shooter, and is dangerous when left alone from 12-18 feet ... Nice touch from the free-throw line; shouldn't be a liability there in the future ... Sells contact well (he's a good flopper) ... Defends with his body more than his hands ... Protects the rim well on defense ... Blocks a lot of shots ... Smart help-defender ... Gets his hands on a lot of rebounds, and is aware enough to tip-out to teammates when he can't corral one himself ... Usually does a good job of finding somebody to box-out whenever a shot goes up ...

Weaknesses: Will need to add more weight to be comfortable against NBA-caliber centers ... Lacks a real go-to move offensively, though he can do a number of different things well ... Inconsistent motor ... Has a habit of floating around the perimeter a little more than he should ... Can be turnover prone when attempting to put the ball on the floor ... Needs to continue to gain confidence and consistency.

Outlook: Leonard is a very nice prospect for the center position in the NBA ... Has really blossomed in his sophomore year and is just hitting his stride and was not a big factor in his freshman season ... There really aren't a lot of weaknesses in his game ... He should look to establish an offensive identity and continue to polish his all-around game ... With his potential, he's sure to get some looks in the lottery ...
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Post#2 » by Wiltside » Wed Jul 3, 2019 12:59 am

Handy enough stretch big. Can't say I'm super excited about him, but look, he's rotation worthy and should play some.

Welcome big fella!
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Post#3 » by Bishop45 » Wed Jul 3, 2019 1:01 am

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Post#4 » by radikalBaller » Wed Jul 3, 2019 1:11 am

Bishop45 wrote:Ki moun?


Marraine ou :wink:
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Post#5 » by radikalBaller » Wed Jul 3, 2019 1:16 am

Wiltside wrote:Handy enough stretch big. Can't say I'm super excited about him, but look, he's rotation worthy and should play some.

Welcome big fella!


I think he will surprise alot of people here, pretty under the radar move...his fit with Bam is real good and he can body the bigger centers better than Olynyk, decent foot speed, Heat needs to get him on de defensive program et voila !
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Post#6 » by JustiseForMiami » Wed Jul 3, 2019 1:45 am

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Marraine ou :wink:


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Post#7 » by Dr_Heat » Wed Jul 3, 2019 1:51 pm

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Post#8 » by Oden2 » Thu Jul 4, 2019 1:11 am

Meyers really started to play better in this last season. For years Portland fans booed Meyers as he took the court mostly due to the fact that we really didn't like that ridiculous contract he earned but who can blame the man for taking 50 million dollars? Anyhow I think you guys will find him entertaining to watch, he won't be a world beater but he really started to look like a productive role player this past season and I think in the right situation could be a 10-12 PPG player.
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Post#9 » by Wiltside » Thu Jul 4, 2019 4:49 am

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Me gusta, Meyers done well for himself.

He had some nice moments in the playoffs. Hopefully he’s sneaky good this year. Spo will probably love him.
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Post#10 » by Chalm Down » Thu Jul 4, 2019 8:24 am

Could be a solid back-up c, in the regular season at least

I like the addition
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Post#11 » by Kate Winslow » Thu Jul 4, 2019 9:01 am

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Post#12 » by Wiltside » Thu Jul 4, 2019 9:05 am

Not bad form!
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Post#13 » by RexBoyWonder » Thu Jul 4, 2019 10:49 am

Wiltside wrote:Not bad form!


More consistent then Dion tbh
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Post#14 » by zgope1 » Thu Jul 4, 2019 11:08 am

Perfect backup to Kelly for our team as presently constituted
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Post#15 » by JustiseForMiami » Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:45 pm

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More consistent then Dion tbh



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Post#16 » by BonesJones » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 am

Wait, the OP says hes a good rim protector and blocks a lot of shots?

He had 0 blocks in 2017-2018 in 250 minutes, and had 9 blocks last year in almost 900 minutes. His defense is bad.

He can hit shots... when he decides to shoot them. He passes up great looks constantly. Hes an extremely frustrating player.

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Post#17 » by Wiltside » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 am

BonesJones wrote:Wait, the OP says hes a good rim protector and blocks a lot of shots?

He had 0 blocks in 2017-2018 in 250 minutes, and had 9 blocks last year in almost 900 minutes. His defense is bad.

He can hit shots... when he decides to shoot them. He passes up great looks constantly. Hes an extremely frustrating player.

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Pretty sure OP was quoting the NbaDraft.net scouting report of Meyers when he was drafted. He certainly isn’t a shot blocker in the NBA, or a defensive menace.

Let’s hope Spo can find a niche for him. Need him to #letitfly
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Post#18 » by abark » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:43 pm

BonesJones wrote:Wait, the OP says hes a good rim protector and blocks a lot of shots?

He had 0 blocks in 2017-2018 in 250 minutes, and had 9 blocks last year in almost 900 minutes. His defense is bad.

He can hit shots... when he decides to shoot them. He passes up great looks constantly. Hes an extremely frustrating player.

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Yeah he only averages 0.7 blocks per36. But our team was #7 in Drtg and #21 in threes made last year. If we can get him comfortable with having the green light, I think he can be a good fit despite his limitations.
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Post#19 » by eddieheatfan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:32 pm

radikalBaller wrote:Pretty underated pick-up imo, a very nice fit next to Bam, decent athlete and good long range shooter...



Strengths: Fluid, athletic 7-footer with developing all-around skills ... Excellent length on a good frame that will be capable of supporting more muscle ... Quick off his feet ... Strong body-control for a big ... Easy alley-oop target ... Explosiveness helps him blow by slower post players in transition ... Good offensive awareness ... Talented passer with good court-vision ... Does a lot of damage in the post at this level ... Willing to wrestle for good position near the block ... Uses his agility well to get around the rim, and is a quality finisher due to his athleticism ... Becoming a better outside shooter, and is dangerous when left alone from 12-18 feet ... Nice touch from the free-throw line; shouldn't be a liability there in the future ... Sells contact well (he's a good flopper) ... Defends with his body more than his hands ... Protects the rim well on defense ... Blocks a lot of shots ... Smart help-defender ... Gets his hands on a lot of rebounds, and is aware enough to tip-out to teammates when he can't corral one himself ... Usually does a good job of finding somebody to box-out whenever a shot goes up ...

Weaknesses: Will need to add more weight to be comfortable against NBA-caliber centers ... Lacks a real go-to move offensively, though he can do a number of different things well ... Inconsistent motor ... Has a habit of floating around the perimeter a little more than he should ... Can be turnover prone when attempting to put the ball on the floor ... Needs to continue to gain confidence and consistency.

Outlook: Leonard is a very nice prospect for the center position in the NBA ... Has really blossomed in his sophomore year and is just hitting his stride and was not a big factor in his freshman season ... There really aren't a lot of weaknesses in his game ... He should look to establish an offensive identity and continue to polish his all-around game ... With his potential, he's sure to get some looks in the lottery ...
call me crazy but i see him as a big power forward.at least he can play position along olynyk/BAM?
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Post#20 » by BadMofoPimp » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:45 am

Someone needs to take Ryan Andersons spot.
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