Report: Miami Heat granted sizable disabled player exception due to Meyers Leonard’s season-ending injury

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The Miami Heat have been granted a disabled player exception worth $4.7 million for the season-ending injury of big man Meyers Leonard.

Leonard, 28, is out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to a shoulder injury.

The veteran’s time in Miami may be poised to end after this season. Leonard has $9.4 million in the form of a team option attached to his contract next season.

Leonard could prove to be a valuable trade chip this season, according to recent reports.

Leonard appears to have a strong desire to stay in Miami despite his uncertain future. As a matter of fact, he recently bought a beautiful mansion in South Florida.

The Heat hold a 14-17 record this season.

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