Leon Powe Returns To Basketball with the Cleveland Cavaliers

February 25th, 2010 by big al Leave a reply »
This week saw the quiet return of Leon Powe to basketball.  Tuesday was the first time Powe was able to don the Cavalier uniform; however, he never got to play.  It was a return to the NBA following an 11 month absence due to an ACL injury.  

It is also a reunion of sorts with a former AAU competitor and current teammate, LeBron James.  Their history extends back 10 years, when both were heavily recruited in high school.  Powe remarked, "When I found out he (James) was in the same class as me, I knew I wasn't going to be the number one high school basketball player."

Oddly enough, one of the last times Powe played basketball was against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 105-94 Celtic win.  He registered 20 points on 9/11 from the field with 3 assists and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes.  His career averages are 7.9 ppg, 5 rpg in just 14.6 mpg.

As a Celtic, Powe was one of the league's most productive bench players.  Considered undersized at 6'8" and 245 lb, he was a bruising presence at both ends of the court.  He operates effectively in high traffic areas using strength and toughness to box out larger opponents. ...

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