Leonard signed his first 10-day deal with Milwaukee back on Feb. 2, and has appeared in four games since, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.
“Having a kid changes perspective, and being out of the league man, I’m happy every time I walk in these doors, man,” Leonard told Jim Owczarski of the Journal Sentinel. “And I always was, I just feel more steady I guess. I don’t have to kind of ride the highs and really fall down some lows.”
Leonard, 31, is 7-foot-0 and before his recent 10-day deal, last played in the NBA in the 2020-21 season, when appeared in three games with the Heat. He played 51 games with Miami the year before that, averaging career-highs of 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds.
Earlier this season, he worked out for the Lakers.
Originally drafted by the Trail Blazers with the No. 11 overall pick in 2012, Leonard spent seven seasons in Portland before being sent to the Heat as part of the multi-team Jimmy Butler deal.
He was traded by the Heat to the Thunder for forward Trevor Ariza in March 2021, then immediately waived.
Time is running out on this current #Bucks 10-day contract for Meyers Leonard:
“To be back in a locker room – old Meyers, I don’t know – I would have been extremely excited but then like really worried. I’m just trying to stay right there in the moment.”https://t.co/OL8JR9Kxjt
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) March 2, 2023