Meyers Leonard Part of Trade With the Miami Heat

(Robinson) – Robinson native and NBA star Meyers Leonard will be playing for a new team when the season resumes. ESPN is reporting that Leonard is part of a deal that will send him to the Miami Heat. The Heat have decided to send center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers for Maurice Harkless and Leonard. Both Leonard and Harkless are entering the final year of their deals. Leonard has spent his entire career in Portland after entering the league in 2012 with Damian Lillard as the 11th pick by the Blazers. He averaged 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting 47.9 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from three-point range.