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Heat forward Meyers Leonard is out indefinitely after using an anti-Semitic slur on the live stream, the team says.
Teammates Kelly Olynyk and Precious Achiuwa will continue to play the minutes at the power forward position. It'll be worth monitoring any updates on Leonard's status with the Heat going forward.
Miami Heat C Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is expected to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, as reported by Shams Charania.
Leonard only played in three games for the Heat this season, suffering a shoulder injury that had kept him out over the last three weeks. With the big-man being officially ruled out for the remainder of the season, the Heat will look to rely more on Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala to spell Bam Adebayo at center. Olynyk is still available on 86% of ESPN league waiver wires and Iguodala is available virtually everywhere, providing DFS players with a couple sneaky plays in Wednesday's contest against the Washington Wizards.
Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not take part in Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets.
Leonard has been a complete non-factor this season due to his inability to get on the court due to injury. The opportunities have been there due to the Heat being ravaged by contact tracing this season. It's hard to invest in Leonard moving forward given that we don't have a sample size for him this season.
Heat center Meyers Leonard remains out Friday against the Raptors as he continues to battle a shoulder injury.
Leonard, who has been sidelined since Jan. 9, remains without a timetable to return as he did not travel with the Heat on their current four-game road trip. Bam Adebayo should continue to see heavy minutes down low for Miami.
Meyers Leonard has resigned with the Miami Heat on a two-year "nearly" $20 million deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
The second-year will be a team option, per the terms of the deal. Leonard started the majority of regular season games for the Heat in 2019-2020 but lost his starting job in the playoffs. He averaged 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 50.9-percent from the floor. The 28-year old big man is not fantasy relevant.