Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/14/13
What to expect With the 2013-14 NBA season quickly approaching, Damian Lillard has garnered most of the attention for the Portland Trail Blazers. The attention is well-deserved, as his rookie campaign was beyond noteworthy, but there’s one player who has slipped under the radar entering his second season. Meyers Leonard is coming off of a rookie year that saw both ups and downs. He never validated his No. 11 pick, but he displayed a skillset that should eventually make him a starting-caliber player. His unmet potential gives fans optimism at this stage in his career, but the question here is whether he soars or slumps during his sophomore season. Rumor has it that Meyers Leonard has been in the gym quite a bit this summer. That’s good news for fans who believe, as it shows his work ethic extends well beyond the regular season and fall training camp. Leonard’s biggest asset at this point is his ability to play up tempo. He can move well in transition with the rest of the crew, and h...
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