Leonard Trade Became Official Saturday

(Undated) — After spending the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Trail Blazers, Robinson native, Meyers Leonard, is preparing for something new. As part of a four-team trade between the Heat, Blazers, Clippers, and 76ers that became official Saturday, Leonard is headed to Miami. With the trade, the Heat acquired Jimmy Butler from the 76ers and Leonard from the Trail Blazers. According to reports, Leonard is expected to immediately slide in as part of the Heat’s frontcourt rotation. Leonard is due $11.3 million in the final year of his contract this upcoming season. He averaged 5.9 points on 54.5 percent shooting and 3.8 rebounds in 61 games, in 14.4 minutes per game, for Portland last season. Leonard, who was selected 11th overall in the 2012 draft by the Trail Blazers, shot 45 percent from beyond the arc last season and is a career 38.5 percent three-point shooter.