Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/8/12
There is an old adage that states “attitude is everything.”  The 2012-13 Portland Trail Blazers season is in its infancy for rookie center Meyers Leonard.  Thus far, it seems this 20-year-old young man has the attitude to position himself in the post for the Blazers for many seasons to come. Meyers has been described as quirky, hard-working, raw talent, and even emotional.  He does come off as a pretty young guy.  But then again he should … he is. It is his vibrant energy, confident smile and desire to succeed that is most impressionable. For Blazer fans, Meyers ‘can do’ persona and gusto is a breath of fresh air.  After 5 years of watching the defeated body language of Greg Oden, Meyers Leonard supplies a bit of optimism.  The 7’1” center from the University of Illinois did not arrive in Portland with the same hysteria that welcomed Oden.  Expectations are tempered, and that may buy Meyers the time he needs to refine his game and adjust to the NBA.  A luxury that Oden was never...
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