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Meyers Leonard
Meyers Leonard
Position: C
Born: 02/27/92
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $3,075,879
Plumlee noted that much of the criticism of Leonard being soft, or not wanting to defend inside, is unfair. “I think naturally if you are a stretch big, people are quick to say that,’’ Plumlee said. “But you know, Meyers is a physical player, and he accepted the matchup tonight and really did a great job. He didn’t do a good job, he did a great job. He showed tonight, he doesn’t back down from anybody.’’
When he showed signs in last season’s playoffs of being able to handle his own defensively – at least in short stints — against Memphis’ All-Star Marc Gasol, that began to change the focus a little bit. Instead of a special offensive threat who could spread the floor, Leonard was projecting images of being a complete player, a guy who could warrant 35 minutes a game. He was viewed so favorably by the Blazers brass that Leonard was offered what a source familiar with the negotiations called a “considerable” contract extension in November. Leonard turned down the offer, which if you want to believe what was reported as hearsay by an announcer on the New Orleans broadcast last week, was an offer of four years, $60 million. Leonard, at the time, said he turned down the offer, choosing to “bet on himself” in this summer’s free agent market.
Storyline: Meyers Leonard Free Agency