Bradley Beal Gives Props to Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard via Social Media

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Big man Meyers Leonard, who was recently acquired by the Miami Heat in a four-team trade from the Portland Trail Blazers, may not be a star, but he does possess one important skill in spades.

He recently tweeted a video of himself hitting five 3-pointers during an informal scrimmage, including a few from well behind the 3-point line, and Bradley Beal gave him some love.

Leonard, a 7-foot-1, 255-pound power forward/center, has played seven seasons in the NBA, all of them with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Although his lifetime averages – 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 15.5 minutes – are relatively modest, his 38.5 percent career shooting accuracy from 3-point range isn’t.

In fact, this past season he shot a beastly 45.0 percent from the land of plenty for a team that advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in nearly two decades.

In 11 playoff games this spring he made an impressive 42.4 percent of his 3-pointers.

Leonard is expected to add some much-needed depth upfront for a Heat team that will no longer have Hassan Whiteside.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.