The Milwaukee Bucks’ determination to signal large man Meyers Leonard to a 10-day contract got here as a shock for some. In spite of everything, he hasn’t performed in an NBA sport for over two years now, along with his failure to discover a staff intently linked to his controversial feedback up to now.
Nonetheless, the Bucks have accomplished their due diligence in assessing Leonard. Apparently, they’ve been maintaining a tally of him for a very long time now, assessing his situation and match to the staff. To not point out that Milwaukee may actually use some depth on the frontcourt behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez, particularly with Serge Ibaka gone (traded on the deadline} and Bobby Portis nonetheless nursing a knee damage (MCL sprain).
“The Bucks have been monitoring Leonard’s progress for over a yr and performed a exercise with him final month, sources mentioned. Milwaukee had an open roster spot and needed to herald an enormous man with taking pictures capability and a playoff historical past. Leonard performed 28 playoff video games in his seven seasons with the Portland Path Blazers,” Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported.
Meyers Leonard’s addition is actually a low-risk, high-reward transfer for the Bucks. In the event that they don’t like what he reveals throughout his 10-day deal, they will simply let him stroll away. In the event that they want extra time to evaluate him, they will merely give him one other 10-day contract earlier than making a call whether or not to formally signal him or not.
Leonard has profession averages of 5.6 factors and three.9 rebounds. Whereas he’s no celebrity, he stays a serviceable large man who can present high quality minutes if used proper.