Milwaukee Bucks Sign Big Man After 2 Year Hiatus From NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks had been looking for another backup big to fill the roster void since jettisoning Serge Ibaka. Today, according to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, they've signed former Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard.

The Bucks have signed Leonard to a 10-day contract.  

As noted by Woj, the 7-footer has been out of the NBA for two years, since being suspended for using an antisemitic slur during a video game livestream. He's also been recovering from leg surgery due to an ankle injury and nerve damage. 

Leonard has since been extremely remorseful, and has made amends with the Jewish community with multiple actions, including meeting with community leaders and becoming, as he says, an "ally" to the Jewish people. 

The 30-year-old had spent nine seasons in the NBA, his first seven with the Portland Trail Blazers, followed by two with the Heat. He averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in about 16 minutes per game as a backup big, and shot an impressive 39% from three-point range over those nine years.

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