Former Miami Heat big man Meyers Leonard has signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks after attempting to make an NBA comeback. Leonard has not played in the NBA since March of 2021 after he said an anti-Semitic slur on a live stream on his Twitch account. He has also been rehabbing after he had surgery to repair some nerve damage in his right leg. Earlier in the year Leonard worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers and announced he was hoping to make an NBA comeback. The Bucks will see what he’s able to do for the next ten days.
ESPN Sources: Free agent F/C Meyers Leonard — out of the NBA since March 2021 after uttering an antisemitic slur on a video game livestream and rehabbing post-surgical nerve damage on his right leg — is signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. pic.twitter.com/sDxBJm9CPG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20, 2023
In his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat, Meyers Leonard averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 48.2 percent and a three-point percentage of 39 percent. With Giannis Antetokounmpo set to miss a few games with a wrist injury, the Buck need depth. They could opt to keep him on the roster for the rest of the season if he performs well in this time with the team. Milwaukee is hoping to win another NBA Championship and depth is vital for that goal.