Restricted free agent Meyers Leonard has agreed to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers on a 4-year, $41 million deal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Meyers Leonard has agreed to a 4-year, $41M deal to stay with Portland, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016
Leonard, 24, was rumored to have received a similar offer during contract negotiations with the Blazers last Fall. In the new cap structure, this contract could be a bargain especially if Leonard continues improving with a clean bill of health.
Leonard averaged 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds during the 2015-16 NBA season, before being sidelined by a shoulder injury and consequent surgery. Despite starting the season cold from deep, he finished the season shooting 37.7 percent from deep; putting him just above Damian Lillard and just below Allen Crabbe in terms of long-range efficiency. With such a unique skill for a 7'1" forward/center, he often refers to himself as a "stretch five."