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Meyers Leonard back to Portland (Four years, $41M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by batkins, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. batkins

    batkins Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Meyers Leonard has agreed to a 4-year, $41M deal to stay with Portland, league sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical">@TheVertical</a>.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/752216113484746752">July 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    I've always liked his game. 7-footer who can shoot from the outside. Great to see him make some money.
     
  2. pippendagimp

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    justin bieber w/ a basketball
     
  3. OTMax

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    Overpaid scrubs. Speights messed up badly
     
  4. Play07

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    People on CF hate him for some reason idk

    he was good to me on his rookie contract, always thought Mchale & him would be a good fit, see if he improves his D & rebounding, he's young
     
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    I remember Portland tried to make him a traditional back to the basket Center and it failed miserably. He looks a lot more comfortable launching from the outside. He killed the Rockets. But who didn't last season?

    in before Liberon 'white privilege' signing post.
     
  6. A_3PO

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    I expected Meyers Leonard to have a "contract year" type of season but he didn't. You could argue he regressed.

    Fair contract.
     
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    That's cheap. I figured he would get 4 years for $75 m considering all the stiffs are getting $50 millions.

    DMO for $30 million for 3 years?
     
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    They hate him because he's white. That's how it is in the NBA. reverse racist
     
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    Wasn't he injured near the tail end of the season?
     
  10. A_3PO

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    Yes, but that's no excuse for being a complete yo yo during the season. At one point it was so bad he got benched for Noah Vonleh (who probably doesn't even belong in the NBA). Later on in the run up to his injury, Leonard looked really good.

    He can be a decent rotation player if he makes up his mind, dedicates himself a little bit and plays with some focus.
     
  11. Carl Herrera

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    Congrats to Handsome Hodor!
     
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    Yeah, I think history will prove Portland got a sweetheart of a deal.
     
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    If I was Morey I would've found a way to sign this guy. His best BB is ahead of him. Very reasonable contract.
     
  14. Pirytic

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    He got injured within the first 10 games of the season, Vonleh was only starting for experience, it's not like Leonard got bumped out by Vonleh.
     
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    What's with all of these scrubs getting
    paid like this? This ruins the NBA.
     
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    IMO Lenoard is worth more than Crabbe but apparently teams don't think so.
     
  17. Shroopy2

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    Leaonard is one in the growing # of NBA bigs that are "Sam Perkins'ing" it. His measurables would indicate an interior paint-patroller center, but his actual use is outside shooting and spacing on offense, with steady enough D and rebounding (above Andrea Bargnani level)
     
  18. Shroopy2

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    Leaonard is one in the growing # of NBA bigs that are "Sam Perkins / Please Dont Be Andrea Bargnani'ing" it. His measurables would indicate an interior paint-patroller center, but his actual use is outside shooting and spacing on offense, with steady enough D and rebounding
     

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