In line with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Miami Warmth have traded middle Meyers Leonard and a 2027 second-round decide to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in alternate for veteran wing Trevor Ariza. Wojnarowski provides that Leonard should waive his no-trade clause to ensure that the deal to be accomplished, as a result of one-year Fowl restriction on his contract.
Studies that the Warmth and Thunder had been discussing a deal centered round Ariza, who has but to play this season, first started on Tuesday.
The commerce comes only a week after Leonard publicly made an anti-Semitic slur that brought about a fallout with NBA followers, which questions raining down about his character from all. A nine-year professional, Leonard wound up being fined $50,000 for his remarks, banned from crew amenities for every week and ordered to attend a cultural range program.
That being stated, whereas Wojnarowski stories that Leonard isn’t anticipated to be part of the Thunder transferring ahead, ESPN’s Royce Younger corroborates the report that Leonard gained’t be becoming a member of Oklahoma Metropolis.
Leonard, 29-years-old, has a crew choice on his contract for the 2021-22 season that might pay him $10.2 million if exercised.
Ariza, who has but to swimsuit up this season, is on the ultimate season of a two-year, $25 million deal he signed with the Sacramento Kings.