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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.
Heat get: Trevor Ariza
Thunder get: Meyers Leonard, 2027 second-round pick
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