Friday, June 29, 2012

Meyers Leonard

  • With ghosts of Sebastian Telfair, Jarrett Jack, Sergio Rodriguez, Jerryd Bayless and — gasp! — Raymond Felton haunting from the past, the Trail Blazers hopped aboard the always-revolving point guard carousel Thursday night during the NBA draft.
  • (Oregonian)
  • Meyers Leonard demonstrated how much a players NBA stock can rise in one season when he was taken with the No. 11 overall pick in Thursdays NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • After taking PG Damian Lillard with the sixth overall pick in Thursdays 2012 NBA Draft, the Trail Blazers used the eleventh overall pick to select Illinois center Meyers Leonard.
  • (Examiner)
  • PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers didn't pull any early surprises in the NBA draft, filling needs with guard Damian Lillard and center Meyers Leonard.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Warriors fans would probably love Meyers Leonard, should the Warriors draft the 7-foot-1, 250-pound center out of Illinois. Humble. Mature. Appreciative.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • Center Meyers Leonard made his early departure from Illinois a justified exit. The 7-foot-1 center was selected 11 th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in Thursday night's NBA draft.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • No. 11 Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard, 7-1, 250, Illinois, center: Leonard made great strides between his first and second seasons at Illinois, though he will enter the NBA as a raw offensive player.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • Meyers Leonard grinned sheepishly as he ducked his head to exit an eatery inside Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. As he crossed the massive foyer, necks swiveled. Whispers grew. "He must be 7-feet tall," a woman within earshot said.
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  • The Portland Trail Blazers picked 7-foot-1 Illinois center Meyers Leonard with the No. 11 pick. As a sophomore last season, Leonard averaged 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 58 percent.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • And they avoided Andre Drummond. Bonus! Meyers Leonard (11): Fits snug as a bug with LaMarcus Aldridge, and can get up and down the floor. A great fit with Lillard and fills in their roster.
  • (CBS Sports)

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