On the NBA.com's 2012 draft page, center Meyers Leonard is listed as the Portland Trail Blazers' "big man to help turn page from Oden era."
The University of Illinois product could certainly turn the page from the Oden era in Portland simply by staying healthy, but in no way, shape or form is Leonard coming into the NBA with the same hype that the former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden had.
Leonard is 7'1" and was a decent shot blocker in college, but he was inconsistent on the offensive end.
With his height, you'd think he would have averaged more than 9.1 field goal attempts per game.
With his height, you'd also think he'd weigh more than 245 pounds. By comparison, last year's MVP, LeBron James, is five inches shorter yet five pounds heavier than Leonard, according to ESPN.
If Leonard can use his size to be an effective rebounder and shot blocker, forward LaMarcus Aldridge can take care of the scoring for the Blazers.
But until Leonard adds some mass to his body and becomes a more potent offensive player, I have a feeling that other centers in the Western Conference—Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Pekovic, Andrew Bogut and Kendrick Perkins to name a few—are going to have their way with him on both ends of the court.