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Meyers Leonard reportedly traded to Thunder a week after anti-Semitic remark

Chris Cwik
·1-min read

The Miami Heat are parting ways with Meyers Leonard. The team pulled off a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday that sent Leonard to Oklahoma City in exchange for Trevor Ariza, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Leonard will reportedly approve the deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Leonard has been away from the Heat since he made an anti-Semitic remark on Twitch. The Heat released a statement saying Leonard would be away from the team indefinitely following the incident. Leonard's coaches and teammates condemned Leonard's language. Leonard released a statement saying he did not know the meaning of the word.

Meyers Leonard will not join Thunder

While the Thunder technically acquired Leonard, he won't play for the team.

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In a statement, the Thunder said Leonard "will not be reporting to Oklahoma City and will not be an active member of the organization."

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