Meyers Leonard has found a groove this season with the Trail Blazers, being a pick-and-pop big who can stretch the floor — more than half his shots this season are threes, and he’s shooting 37.7 percent from three. Portland’s offense is 2.9 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court.
However, he missed seven games earlier this season with a dislocated shoulder — and now he has dislocated that same shoulder, reports Jason Quick of CSNNW.com.
He is officially just out Thursday against San Antonio, but expect him to miss more time than that.
Portland is currently in a three-way tie with Houston and Dallas for the six-seven-eight seeds in the West, with Utah looming just two games back. The Blazers can’t afford to have this injury cost them games.