Meyers Leonard

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  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (sprained left ankle) is expected to be available as the Heat participate in the NBA restart.

    While Leonard's availability is a positive sign, he hasn't played since February 3. He is also not very high on the depth chart. Even Leonard's 42.9 percent 3-point conversion rate doesn't make him a recommended addition in fantasy going forward.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Erik Spoelstra said that Meyers Leonard (sprained left ankle) is "feeling great".

    Leonard has been steadily recovering given the extra time off with the season being suspended. It was reported by Sports Illustrated back in April that he would be ready to return when the NBA season resumes and it appears that is still the case with Spoelstra's latest comment. Leonard will be a role player for the Heat with limited minutes, which makes him unreliable for fantasy.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) has benefited from the suspension and the Heat center will be ready to return to the floor whenever the NBA season resumes.

    At this point, Leonard will have been off for three months at minimum. He should have no limitations if the season does start back up, but he is unlikely to have much fantasy impact. The crowded roster in Miami has limited him to 20 minutes per game, and Leonard's 3-point shooting won't be able to win you over in that kind of a role.

    Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard is still rehabbing his sprained left ankle and estimates that his recovery is at about 90%.

    Leonard shed his walking boot at the end of February but it's been slow going, as he's still not recovered despite getting hurt on February 3. The NBA hiatus might've saved Leonard's season, but even when healthy there won't be any fantasy appeal here despite some strong runs earlier in the campaign.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) still has no timetable to return but is now without a walking boot.

    Leonard's still looking at another week or more on the shelf, which will mean more work for Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk at power forward in the meantime. Even when healthy, Leonard won't be a fantasy option outside of deep formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) has no timetable for a return to the court.

    Leonard has been out since February 3, and his injury was initially described as a multi-week issue. He's had short stints of fantasy value this season, largely because of Miami's other injuries, but is safe to cut in most formats if you had been holding on. Expect Jae Crowder, Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk and Solomon Hill to help soak up the extra minutes available.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) will not play on Thursday.

    Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. will help to fill in. Leonard will have the occasional strong game but isn't a major fantasy contributor.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) is expected to miss multiple weeks.

    Leonard was injured on Monday and ruled out of Wednesday game, but this is more serious news. Kelly Olynyk should get a chance to establish a larger role.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (ankle) did not travel with the team and is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Leonard left Monday's blowout win against the Sixers early and did not return. Kelly Olynyk stands to benefit the most with Leonard out, while Derrick Jones Jr. should see some run at PF and James Johnson gets extra minutes as well.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (knee) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Sixers.

    Leonard's night comes to a close with just three points on one 3-pointer and five rebounds in 16 minutes. Kelly Olynyk entered the rotation again in this game, so he could replace Leonard if he's forced to miss time.

    Source: Will Manso on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard went to the locker room after going down on Monday vs. the Sixers.

    Leonard left in the third quarter. The Heat should provide an update shortly.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard came alive in Saturday's win over the Magic, chipping in 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting (four 3s) with 14 rebounds (season-high) and one assist in 29 minutes.

    This was Leonard's second double-double of the season with the last one recorded in December. He's not worth an add right now, since explosions like this have come few and far between.

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (personal) is expected to rejoin the Heat for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    He won't be available on Wednesday against the Sixers, however. Johnson has only played six games this season and doesn't have much of a role so far. Meyers Leonard could lose minutes if Johnson does find his way back into the rotation.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard chipped in 10 points, four rebounds and two threes in 16 minutes on Saturday.

    We haven't checked in on Leonard, and for good reason — after a brief flirtation with standard-league value he's just a top-250 player in the last two weeks. The fact that he continues to start helps his floor, but only deep-league GMs need to tread these waters.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (groin contusion) is questionable to face the Bulls on Sunday.

    This is the first we are hearing Adebayo's injury so stay tuned for an update on Sunday. As expected, he has been one of the most improved fantasy players this season but his lack of 3-point shooting and poor free-throw percentage have held him to around top-60 value in standard leagues. He is yet to miss a game this season but if he does, we would assume Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard would both take on a bigger role.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter