"I'm startin 2 give my left hand more responsibilities, brushing my teeth, wipin myself, all in the effort 2 b a better ball player." - Mike James (in an email to a reporter)



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Jon Leuer - SF/PF, 6'10, 228
Detroit Pistons - Signed as a free agent in July 2016
       Date of birth: 05/14/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 40th pick, 2011
     Out of: Wisconsin
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2007 - 2011 Wisconsin (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011 Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
December 2011 - June 2012 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
June 2012 - July 2012 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2012 - January 2013 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2015 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
June 2015 - June 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2016 - present Detroit Pistons (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 40th overall by Milwaukee.
5th August, 2011 Germany Signed a one year contract with Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt. Included opt-out clause upon end of the NBA lockout.
7th December, 2011 Germany Opted out to return to the NBA.
15th December, 2011 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
27th June, 2012 NBA Traded by Milwaukee, along with Jon Brockman, Shaun Livingston and a 2012 first round pick (#12, Jeremy Lamb) to Houston in exchange for Sam Dalembert, a 2012 first round pick (#14, John Henson), a future second round pick and cash.
18th July, 2012 NBA Waived by Houston.
20th July, 2012 NBA Claimed off waivers by Cleveland.
7th December, 2012 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
20th December, 2012 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
3rd January, 2013 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
7th January, 2013 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
22nd January, 2013 NBA Traded by Cleveland to Memphis in exchange for Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, Josh Selby and a protected future first round pick.
11th July, 2013 NBA Re-signed by Memphis to a partially guaranteed three year, $2,902,500 contract.
2015 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Memphis to Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Andrew Harrison (#44).
7th July, 2016 NBA Signed a four year, $** contract with Detroit.


From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 3: Southeastern Region
2011-03-17

The Badgers turned it over only 7 times a game, a deliberate and welcome by-product of spending 30 seconds on every possession not dribbling the ball. The team's turnover leader is also its leading scorer and rebounder, 6'10 forward Jon Leuer, who puts up 18.9 points and 7.2 boards per game on 48% shooting, but only alongside a ghastly, hideous 1.5 turnovers per game. Despite that travesty, Leuer is a competent inside/outside offensive player; without much explosion or ever looking truly fluid, Leuer can drive the ball, makes jumpshots despite his ugly old release, can create on the low box, and is a constant mismatch as a 6'10 face-up scorer.

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   2011 NBA Draft Diary
2011-06-25

Picks 40 and 41: Off camera, Milwaukee picks hometown boy Jon Leuer, who has even less playing time available to him than Tobias Harris. The Lakers follow this up with the first of their four picks, Darius Morris, who is in the building. He too hugs Adam Silver. Adam Silver is inherently huggable.

[...]

Pick 42: For some bizarre reason, as a part of the George Hill/Kawhi Leonard deal, Indiana are the team giving up the extra assets. They ship the number 42 pick to the Spurs in the deal, where San Antonio used it to take Davis Bertans, the ultimate draft-and-stash candidate who really should have gone about ten picks previously. Bertans is only 18 years old, and could well be amongst Europe's best when he hits 24. Will Jon Leuer be among Europe's best when he hits 24?

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   The Memphis Grizzlies' conundrum: When staying good goes wrong
2013-12-30

[...] The Grizzlies's roster is fairly young overall, but not the rotation, which is fairly old. Gasol is about to turn 29 and, when healthy, is at his career apex. Randolph is 32 and starting to slowly decline (although being so unreliant upon athleticism may make said decline a mercifully slow one). Allen is about to turn 32, while Prince is about to turn 34 and has lost his athleticism, jump shot and effectiveness. Mike Miller, the bench leader in minutes, is to turn 34 in a few weeks and is limited now to a one dimensional shooting specialist. The only rotation players to still be short of their primes are Conley (26), Bayless (25), Davis (24) and the sneaky-good Jon Leuer (24).

[...] Along the way, however, they have made mistakes that have handicapped this future. Last year's trade with Cleveland saw them give up a 2015 first round pick to move Wayne Ellington, Speights and Josh Selby in a salary dump designed to get under the tax, only for the following week's Gay trade to move them significantly under it anyway. The pick is heavily protected -- both 1 through 5 and 15 through 30 for 2015 and 2016, protected only 1 through 5 in 2017 and 2018, and unprotected in 2019 -- yet potentially expensive. It was the classic example of sacrificing the future to preserve the present, made doubly painful by its redundancy in light of the following week's deal. Only Leuer, who arrived from Cleveland, salvages that deal.

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