NEW: A fresh batch of Heat notes on the day the NBA announces its return, including why Heat staff is so excited about Meyers Leonard's return and the eyebrow-raising data. PLUS Bam, Crowder, draft, more:https://t.co/vBegd2eKHu— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) June 4, 2020
And that support appears to be mutual. Remember that Leonard said he’s “in a good place” in Miami last month.
This revelation is significant for the Heat’s future plans. Some have advocated for the Heat to select stretch-5 with their first-round draft pick this year to replace Leonard — the argument being that Miami should prioritize re-signing Goran Dragic, Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr.
The NBA is expected to start free agency Oct. 18, with the league returning July 31.