Cavaliers: Jon Leuer (Jul 20 11:17 ET ) The Cavaliers claimed forward Jon Leuer off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Friday.
The Scoop: Leuer averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 46 games as a rookie last season for Milwaukee. The 6-foot-10, 228-pound Leuer started 12 games, averaging 7.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He was traded to Houston last month and was waived by the Rockets on Wednesday. Leuer, the 40th overall selection in the 2011 draft, played four seasons in college at Wisconsin and was selected All-Big Ten first team as a senior after averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Leuer scored a career-high 23 points in Memphis' 110-91 win over Phoenix on Tuesday night.
The Scoop:Leuer, who came off the bench, connected on 10 of 13 shots. He was averaging 2.9 points on 34.8 percent shooting in his first seven games this season. In addition to a career high in points, Leuer had three blocks, another career-best, and matched his career-high with nine rebounds.
Jon Leuer's career night and Ed Davis' double-double helped the Memphis Grizzlies fill a void left by two key injuries. Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Grizzlies made the best of their makeshift lineup to defeat the Phoenix Suns 110-91 Tuesday night. Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to front-line starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Leuer, who came off the bench, connected on 10 of 13 shots, Davis made 8 of 11, and seven players finished in double figures for Memphis, which shot 55 percent from the floor.
But would you believe plenty of Jon Leuer and Ed Davis? The Memphis Grizzlies didn't have their "big fellas" Tuesday night as Gasol, their All-Star center and Randolph, their go-to power forward, were out with injuries. But Davis, Leuer and Koufos combined for 58 points and 33 rebounds in a 110-91 win over the Phoenix Suns at the FedExForum. Leuer did his part by scoring a career-high 23 points with nine rebounds and career-high three blocks.
Ed Davis registered his 1st double-double this season, scoring 21 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies blow out the Phoenix Suns, 110-91. The Grizzlies played an efficient game offensively, shooting 46-84 (54.8%) from the field and turning it over just 8 times. Memphis (9-8) picked up the win after falling to Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Memphis also got solid performances from Jon Leuer with 23 points and 9 rebounds, Mike Conley with 18 points and 14 assists, and Kosta Koufos with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat the Phoenix Suns 110-91 Tuesday night. Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to front-line starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Leuer connected on 10 of 13 shots, Davis made 8 of 11 and seven players finished in double figures for Memphis, which shot 55 percent from the floor. Mike Conley had 18 points and 14 assists for Memphis, which snapped a four-game losing streak at home.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies didn't have their "big fellas," center Marc Gasol and power forward Zach Randolph, who were out with injuries. They did have forwards Ed Davis and Jon Leuer, who until recently had seen sporadic playing time. On Tuesday night, Davis and Leuer combined for 44 points and 21 rebounds in a 110-91 win over the Phoenix Suns at the FedExForum.
Jon Leuer played a limited role for the Grizzlies last season, but they liked what they saw enough to bring him back. The Grizzlies have reached a three-year, $3 million deal to bring Leuer back to the bench next year, according to Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal. Lauer is a four who’s game is…
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