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Blazers’ Meyers Leonard re-separates shoulder, will miss time

Portland Trail Blazers v Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Meyers Leonard #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates after making a three point shot during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Meyers Leonard has found a groove this season with the Trail Blazers, being a pick-and-pop big who can stretch the floor — more than half his shots this season are threes, and he’s shooting 37.7 percent from three. Portland’s offense is 2.9 points per 100 possessions better when he is on the court.

However, he missed seven games earlier this season with a dislocated shoulder — and now he has dislocated that same shoulder, reports Jason Quick of

He is officially just out Thursday against San Antonio, but expect him to miss more time than that.

This is going to mean more run for Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless.

Portland is currently in a three-way tie with Houston and Dallas for the six-seven-eight seeds in the West, with Utah looming just two games back. The Blazers can’t afford to have this injury cost them games.