2015-16 Player Reviews: Jon Leuer

With the 2015-16 season concluded, Suns.com takes a look at each individual player heading into the summer. We’ll include a look back at some of his best highlights, his season in general, and what could lie in store heading into next year. A new player review will be revealed each weekday in alphabetical order. The player names listed below will become clickable links as each one’s review is published. Feel free to comment below to give your own take!

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Jon Leuer

Bio: 6-10, 228 pounds, 26 years old

2015-16 Stats: 8.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 48.1 FG%, 38.2 3FG%

Offseason Status: Unrestricted free agent

Season in Review: After learning behind Memphis big men Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph early in his career, Leuer seized the opportunity to show his versatility after being traded to Phoenix last summer. The fifth-year forward put up career-highs in minutes, points, rebounds and three-pointers made.

Leuer handled himself well even as his role fluctuated throughout the season. He went from playing 26.1 minutes per game in December to just 13.0 in February. Despite that, he remained a consistent pick-and-pop shooting threat, and his rebounding numbers were third-best among all players averaging fewer than 20 minutes per contest.

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The Next Step

Leuer has proven himself an effective power forward when he gets playing time. Now he will get a chance to see how valuable his skill set is when he hits the open market this summer. The Suns have a gaping hole at power forward, and bringing back Leuer is a possibility.