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  1. riverman
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    Posted 09/14/2013 6:34 PM

    7'1, runs like a deer, shoots with range, good hands, terrible defensive IQ last season. Sounds like a Toronto Raptor franchise player? (that's a joke) Joking aside, how much do you think he'll improve this season and will he accept a traditional center role or morph into a PF?  I have no problem with his 3pt shot as a weapon and love his free throw stroke. What do you guys think? As usual I'm optimistic about him.
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. riverman
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    Posted 09/14/2013 11:03 PM

    I think playing next to TRob and against Rolo in practice should do the trick
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  1. RipCity 14
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    Posted 09/15/2013 1:51 AM

    Him with T Rob would be good. Him with Rolo too. We could have Meyers at the 4 and Rolo at the 5. Meyers certainly has the speed and mobility to match up with PFs atleast offensively. I think defence will improve. At best I would say Meyers will be a competent shot blocker and a decent defender. I think It will take a couple years though.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
  1. Cailin Pietersen
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    Posted 09/15/2013 3:16 AM

    If Meyers could become a good passer in the post, he could really then be used in a lineup which includes Lopez. But as we've pointed out, his defence will need to improve if thats the case. I like Leonard. He brings an energy that we sorely lacked a few seasons back when Camby and Pryzbilla were the main men upfront. Given they were far better defensively but couldn't hold a candle to Meyers offensive arsenal. 


    I think if Leonard could be a big body down low and express his physicality he could be a gem. He won't need to worry about foul trouble because we're much deeper at the 4 & 5 this season. I'd like him to make those 3s which we saw him take during the SL but I'd much rather have him doing a decent job defensively and making it tough for whoever his matchup is. 


    Leonard plus TRob is an excellent athletic combo and Lopez plus Leonard is something of a dream frontline if you want size upfront. I think Leonard is in for a much improved season and a spot in the playoffs.

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 09/15/2013 7:18 PM

    I think he thought too much last year. And it didnt look like he was having fun. He could stand to take a page out of T-Robs book and just go after boards.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
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