Meyers Leonard is not the name that comes to mind of Heat fans when thinking of new acquisitions. In an offseason that netted Miami a top 10 player in Jimmy Butler (yea, I said it), Leonard’s name gets lost in the fanfare.
Don’t let it.
Not just because he and his wife Elle are social media superstars.
I’m on a whole nother Level pic.twitter.com/q0ilmojQbi
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) September 24, 2019
Or because he looks so damn good in a vice uni. Right, Meyers Leonard?
M I A M I pic.twitter.com/27PwWotvX0
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) July 2, 2019
Fans should be excited because Meyers Leonard has the chance to be a key contributor on a Heat team poised to finish in the top half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
The former 11th overall pick is coming off his most efficient offensive season, averaging 5.9 points a game on 55% shooting. Not to mention The Hammer was an 84% free-throw shooter in 2018.
But the big man’s most important spot will be a couple of steps back. Leonard shot 45 perfect from three in 2018, standing at an unblockable seven feet and one inch off the ground. And if anyone can maximize a stretch big it is Heat coach, and recently richer man, Erik Spoelstra (see Christopher Wesson Bosh).
And we saw some signs in the Heat’s annual Red, White and Pink scrimmage, when Leonard made four three-pointers in six attempts.
All that being said, he might not even be the best three-point shooter in his own house.
Order of importance when moving to Miami. 1. Elle and Meyers find a house. 2. A basketball hoop for Elle. 12 makes in a row, alternating left & right hand. Incredible. 😍🏀🔥 @MrsElleLeonard pic.twitter.com/JDJoKk0xPp
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) July 26, 2019
Heat fans should do themselves a favor and follow this man both on and off the court.
We got [BIG] shooters.