The OFFICIAL Meyers Leonard Appreciation Thead

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  1. maxiep

    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    I hope the new situation is everything he needs. Sometimes things just don't fit for whatever reason. The talent and desire are there. He always represented this franchise well. I hope he makes his mark in Miami.
     
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  2. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    Thank Holy Christ. Go block air-balls in Miami like you block people on twitter, Mr. Softee.
     
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    I mean this is an appreciation thread so I’ll save the good stuff.

    Thanks for being a good teammate.
     
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    BlayZa ANGHELLiC

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    great finals, shit rest of everything.

    he seemed like a great teammate tho, just no need for a guy who spent 90% of his time here wanting to be a 7'1" SG
     
  5. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    They are celebrating this over on Heat's Reddit. They seem to think they got a "good perimeter defender and a decent Big." LMFAO, wut?

    They are in for a rude awakening, and our PnR is going to be a nightmare to defend against.
     
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    BlayZa ANGHELLiC

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    Atlanta wanted Evan Turnover as a backup ballhandler quasi PG playmaker skills..... lol wut?
    Miami think they get a great perimeter defender in Meyers

    seriously, do none of these teams watch tape? i mean, im glad they dont..... but holy wow.
     
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    I flex in your general direction.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Neil Olshey, car salesman, FTW
     
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    Well stated by Travis -

     
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    calvin natt Confeve

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    Miami perfect for ML. He can go shirtless year-round now.
     
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    Glad to see him go at long last. Took way too long
     
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    Meyers pulled off something pretty cool...built big trade value in the last series of the playoffs on the National stage....couldn't have asked for more from the big kid.....he's going to have a good career and in the east, he'll get there quicker....wish him well. Just leave the fans with this one last pic
    beibs hair.jpg
     
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    That haircut was the most WTF decision he made while a blazer. Just think about that sentence again.
     
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    It'll transition into his next career as a beach volleyball amateur spiker...you know he loves Top Gun for that
     
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    the Beibs bun....I called it the "Bee Arthur"
    Bee Arthur.jpg
     
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    Go Meyers! Go to South Beach and take a beat box.....the future's so bright...you gotta wear shades!
     
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    I hope he speaks Spanish.
     
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    Good person, faced down adversity, best to him and his family.
     
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    I am one of the biggest Nard's haters ever.

    First several years of his career I hated watching this man play for the Blazers.
    Never wished an injury on him like many did/have/do but I never wanted to see him get actual playing time.
    Every time he'd get on the court he'd make a basic mistake and I want to hit him with the bench.
    Stotts did at times, and other times he didn't.

    the 17-18 season is when he started to look like a legit NBA role player.
    Did it take him so long because two years in a row after Aldridge left he was rehabbing injuries? idk
    I will say, as soon as I saw video starting to come out that he was working against NBA talent(Embiid) during the summer. Meyers Leonard started to look like an NBA role player in NBA games.
    I understood why he didn't get more minutes during the 17-18 season. Ed Davis was clearly the better player.

    Portland gave Nards a chance going into the 18-19 season and he didn't disappoint.
    Sure he made mistakes and had boneheaded plays.
    But this man played defense switching onto guards sometimes winning and forcing a bad shot.
    This man didn't let the outside naysayers change how he played.
    I understood why Kanter was picked up off the buyout market, and took Nard's minutes. Clearly Kanter was the better player, can't pass up on a player like that.
    But it had nothing to do with Nards and how he was playing. The guy was playing well on both ends, while limiting his mistakes.

    Guy went from having zero trade value and injury prone. To one of the more consistent bench players Portland had.
    Meyers Leonard has a role in the NBA and will get a 3rd contract from someone. Will it be 4 years 40mil+? I find it doubtful as the Center market is full of good role playing bigs like Meyers Leonard..
    But the last two years(last year especially) he earned his contract.
     
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    The Professional Fan Big League Scrub

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