Jon Leuer

Jon Leuer (DET) “Jonny Badger” nike



DET Power Forward: 6’10, 228 lbs; 7th year, Wisconsin 

NBA Role: scoring power forward • UnderDOG

“Introducing” Jonny Badger!; a ‘stopgap big’ in previous stops, Jon has improved his skill set each season, is now a valued part of Detroit’s rotation; offense has improved since beginning his career w/ the Bucks in 2011 – Leuer’s J evolved to its Final Form a year ago: he’s now a “you-really-gonna-leave-me-open? ok, idiot” shooter from the elbow (more than doubled his 3PA in 2016); fluid release – faces up well & has a soft touch; stretch-four-pick-and-pop-value-player: if Leuer starts hitting more Js, his stock will skyrocket* (Stan Van Gundy loves stretch fours – hello: Ryan Anderson (HOU) & Rashard Lewis)

*more time alongside Andre Drummond makes sense – Morris & Harris are solid shooters but Leuer is closest to ‘specialist’ territory

Signature Shot: straightaway 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


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Career: 6.7 points/game, 4 rebounds/game, 48% FG

Juggles better than your average, NBA power forward

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“Featured Lights”

  • “Spacer” – (Another) breakout year for Leuer (via DownToBuck; Dec. 2016):