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Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard to undergo season-ending surgery

Dec 25, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard (0) controls the ball around New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according to a report Tuesday from The Athletic.

Leonard, 28, has averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds across nine seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and Miami. But he appeared in only three games this season, averaging 3.3 points and 2.3 boards.

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The Illinois alum started a career-high 49 games for Miami last season, averaging 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds.

The Heat have a club option for Leonard next season at $10.152 million.

–Field Level Media