While Meyers Leonard may no longer be considered low-profile, he is still a player the Golden State Warriors need to target. Leonard, since his days in Portland, has continued to improve and will likely stay in Miami, the place that’s played his strengths.
The 7-foot-1 big man isn’t necessarily the best player in the free agency class, and he doesn’t have the most glamorous stats. But, he’s improved, and he’s become a threat on both sides of the court given his strength and length.
Averaging 6.1 points per game, Leonard started every game he played for Miami this season. Like with Chandler and Patterson, what’s ideal about Leonard is his elite three-point shooting. Leonard has shot 52% from the field this season and 43% from deep.
In his eighth season in the league, it feels like Leonard, despite being 28, is going to explode onto the scene as a top-tier shooting big man. With the Warriors, that skill set would thrive, but whether he’ll be cheap or not is another discussion.