Meyers Leonard nearly single-handedly beat the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs this season.
Now, with a Woj bomb, the only former Illini currently in the NBA is headed to the Miami Heat.
Miami is finalizing a trade to send center Hassan Whiteside to Portland for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Miami is trading center Hassan Whiteside to Portland for Leonard and Mo Harkless.
The Heat also added Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade with the 76ers on Sunday.
Leonard was drafted in the 2012 by the Trailblazers, and he peaked in the 2015-16 season when he started 10 games and averaged 8.4 points. But he never really reached his potential on a very talented Portland team, dropping to as few as 7.7 minutes per game in 2017-18.
Now, with a change of scenery (and coming off a few big playoff games), maybe Meyers will be able to show the NBA what Illini fans saw earlier this decade.