Heat-Thunder trade grades: How much can Ariza help Miami?

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The Miami Heat are adding forward Trevor Ariza to strengthen their rotation on the wing, acquiring him via a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Meyers Leonard and a second-round pick, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ariza has been training away from the Thunder, anticipating an eventual trade to a contender.

What can Miami expect from Ariza? And how did the Thunder do in the deal?

Kevin Pelton breaks down the deal and hands out his trade grades.

The deal

Heat get: Trevor Ariza

Thunder get: Meyers Leonard, 2027 second-round pick

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