Heat To Acquire Trevor Ariza From Thunder For Meyers Leonard, 2027 2nd Rounder

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The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are finalizing a trade of Trevor Ariza for Meyers Leonard and a 2027 second round pick.

Leonard will waive his no-trade clause, which he possesses due to the one-year Bird restriction on his deal.

Leonard will almost certainly be waived by the Thunder as he’s out for the season with a shoulder injury and also was sanctioned by the NBA for his use of an anti-Semitic slur.

Ariza has not played since March 2020 and has remained away from the Thunder this season after he was traded multiple times in the offseason. Ariza is on a $12.8 million expiring contract.