Meyers Leonard Rumors

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Meyers Leonard
Meyers Leonard
Position: C
Born: 02/27/92
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $11,286,515
After the trade with the Mavericks fell apart, the Heat conveyed to Dragic’s camp that it would try to trade him to accommodate cap requirements to execute the Butler sign and trade, according to league sources. But when Portland offered to take Hassan Whiteside for Mo Harkless (then re-routed to the Clippers) and Meyers Leonard, that eliminated Miami’s need to trade Dragic. And the Dragic camp was then told that he would remain on the Heat barring something unforeseen. The Heat has declined to comment about what led to the misunderstanding with Dallas or anything involving the matter.
How did Meyers Leonard find out he was traded to the Heat? “To be honest, I was actually in the middle of an offseason workout,” Leonard said Saturday on a conference call with reporters. The 7-1, 255-pound center looked down at his trainer’s phone and saw the tweet from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “I was like, ‘OK, you’re actually not joking,’” Leonard said. “I walked over and I spoke to my agent, I spoke to my wife. I went ahead and finished the workout. And then afterwards, honestly it was a bit of an odd feeling for me.”
To speed up the process of getting to know his new team, Leonard plans to attend Sunday’s Heat summer league game in Las Vegas and also hopes to meet with Spoelstra over the next few days. He also has set up a trip to visit Miami next week. “When I came home after getting traded, I was in a little bit of shock,” Leonard said. “But my wife is ecstatic. She’s excited for a new opportunity. She’s excited for the sunshine. This is not a joke, I came in the house and she knew I was a little bit in shock and she was blaring Will Smith’s ‘Miami.’”