Terry Stotts confirmed on Thursday that Joel Freeland has gained the Portland Trail Blazers' backup center position, supplanting Meyers Leonard. In Thursday's preseason win over the Golden State Warriors, Freeland played 15:27 while Leonard did not enter the game until late in the fourth quarter. The Blazers have been impressed with Freeland's defense.
Freeland Surpasses Leonard As Trail Blazers' Backup Center
Real GM Basketball | Oct 25