The Portland Trail Blazers have some tough decisions with their restricted free agent. Allen Crabbe has signed a substantial offer sheet with the Nets that the Blazer have until Sunday at midnight to match. Moe Harkless remains on the market after Portland issued its qualifying offer to him.
One player they've decided to retain, however, is stretch forward/center Myers Leonard according to The Vertical:
Meyers Leonard has agreed to a 4-year, $41M deal to stay with Portland, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016
Even as Portland surged last year, Leonard struggled in a contract year, averaging 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds with more minutes and shot just 45 percent from the field after being above 50 percent the year prior, before losing the rest of the season to injury.
Leonard is still just 24 with great size and skills and posted a 50-40-90 shooting split the year before last. It's a big investment from Portland, but they needed considerable size for depth and the pickings on the market are slim. We'll see if their investment turns out to be sound.