Everyone was paying attention to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final on Monday night but there was one NBA game going on before that. The Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 106-96. A lot of people probably missed that.
That also meant a lot of people missed Thaddeus Young do this to poor Meyers Leonard:
Great power move by Thad as the hot Nets are now 7th in the East....
Meyer Leonard was unsure of himself in his first two NBA seasons, when he was asked to be a traditional back-to-the-basket center.
This season, Leonard has shown development in his shooting and has a more defined role as a shooting big man who can stretch the defense.
"There are a lot of things I feel like that have gone against me,'' Leonard said. "And people are like, 'What the...
November 16, 2014
Trick shots are always awesome. During Portland Trail Blazers practice, some of the players were trying to hit a shot by bouncing it off the side wall of the gym into the basket.
Check out Meyers Leonard hitting that shot:
After Leonard hit the shot, he did a cartwheel to celebrate it. The cartwheel might have been as good as the trick shot itself.
You go, Meyers. Do your thing...
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a season in which they won 54 games and lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the eventual NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Although first in the league in rebounding, the Blazers were 22nd in the league in points allowed. During the Summer League, the Blazers will look for improvement from center Meyers Leonard, who saw less playing...
Bust. Over-hyped. Underachiever.
These are words that Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has already heard following his second season in the NBA, but they’re words that he’s ignoring in his quest to become an integral part of a contending rotation.
According to The Oregonian‘s Joe Freeman, the big man knows he has to work on his game, but he believes he can...
The Portland Trail Blazers entered the All-Star break with a two-game losing streak. They will try to end the losing streak tonight against the Southwest Division leading San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers will be without backup center Meyers Leonard with a sprained ankle. That will put additional pressure on starter Robin Lopez, who is averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per...
Name: Meyers Leonard
Last Week’s Stats: 4.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 50% FG
When you think about the 2012 NBA Draft, Damian Lillard comes to mind. The Portland Trail Blazers selected the floor general to be their point guard of the future, and needless to say, the selection has worked out.
Then there’s Meyers Leonard. The 7’1″ center was chosen 11th...