March 11, 2020, 5:37 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (left big toe) has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Hornets.
Butler was forced to leave Sunday’s contest vs. the Wizards in the second half as a result of this most recent injury. Jae Crowder and Derrick Jones Jr. will see the biggest increase in opportunity with Butler sidelined. Goran Dragić and Kendrick Nunn have also seen a slight uptick in minutes when Butler sits out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 6, 2020, 11:25 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic played 15 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, finishing with 15 points (5-for-15 shooting), three assists and a rebound.
At this stage of his career, Dragic is little more than a points, threes and assists streamer. He is settling into a bench role as his career winds down but that doesn't mean he can't provide some fantasy value on the right team.
March 4, 2020, 10:48 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting, adding nine assists and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Dragic has been a consistent scorer off the bench for the Heat this season, averaging 16.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes. Even with that scoring production, he is outside the top-150 on the season. His low steals (0.6 per game) hold back his fantasy value, but he is a solid late-round option for points, threes and assists. That should continue moving forward.
March 2, 2020, 9:54 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic came off the bench on Monday and scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.
Dragic was awesome again on Monday, delivering solid plays and leading the bench unit against an elite Bucks defense. His efficiency wasn't up to par, but that comes with the territory when you play against a top defensive team.
February 29, 2020, 10:06 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic had himself an impressive showing in Saturday's 116-113 win over the Nets with a double-double featuring 19 points (6-of-16 shooting), 10 assists, three rebounds and four 3s in 32 minutes.
Dragic has been a consistent force for the Heat as their instant-offense guy off the bench this season. He's carved out reliable top-100 value and appears on track to keep that trajectory moving forward. Kendrick Nunn has been solid as the starting point guard, tallying 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with three treys, four rebounds and one assist tonight.
February 29, 2020, 12:08 amGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic played 32 minutes on Friday off the bench and scored 16 points to go along with five assists and four boards.
He played a lot more than fellow backcourt member Kendrick Nunn on Friday as they continue to handicap each other's fantasy value. Dragic has been usable in 14-team leagues this season and has snuck his way near top-100 value over the past two weeks. He's better of late and could serve a need as the fantasy playoffs get closer.
February 26, 2020, 4:41 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (personal reasons) will make his return to action for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Wolves.
Butler will return after a two-game absence and he should be locked in across formats as he has proven to be a 2nd/1st round talent in 8/9-cat formats. Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragić and Jae Crowder will lose some value with Butler’s return to the lineup.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 11:25 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic came off the bench to score 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, six assists and a pair of threes in 34 minutes in a 119-125 overtime loss to the Cavs on the road.
The Heat blew a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter in this one with Jimmy Butler (personal) out. But Dragic stepped up with one of his better games of the season. The overtime and the lack of the Heat's primary ball-handler won't always be there to help Dragic, but he's still a safe play at point guard if you need to stream one.
February 22, 2020, 11:04 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson put up 19 points, three assists and five triples in Saturday's easy win over the Cavs.
Robinson is doing a great JJ Redick impersonation, averaging 3.5 threes per game while hitting .454 from the field and .891 from the line. His lane is narrow but it's good for late-middle round value. Goran Dragic also got in on the fun with 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and two triples. The Dragon is a borderline 12-team option who really only makes sense in 8-cat formats.
February 20, 2020, 10:56 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic scored 19 points to go with three triples in 27 minutes off the bench as the Heat lost 124-129 to the Hawks on Thursday night.
Dragic took advantage of Tyler Herro's absence yet again for his scoring output. Dragic has not been a consistent producer on this deep Heat squad and probably does not need to be rostered in all standard leagues. The same can be said for Kendrick Nunn, who has faded precipitously since his hot start. Nunn scored 14 points but didn't add much else in his 23 minutes.
February 19, 2020, 2:46 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) will not play during Thursday's game.
Herro was hoping to play right out of the All-Star break, but he will not face the Hawks. Herro last played on February 3 and Goran Dragic should continue to see extra playing time.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 11:59 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic came off the bench on Wednesday and scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds and five assists.
Dragic played 33 minutes off the bench, but went 0-for-5 from deep and 3-for-5 at the line which ended up making his line on the lower end of things. He can't be trusted with how deep the Heat squad is, so don't let the hot nights fool you.
February 11, 2020, 12:56 amJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler delivered an all-around line in Monday's win with 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, five dimes, four steals and a block.
Buckets had it going tonight and had an awesome game on both ends of the floor. Goran Dragic (30 minutes, 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with two rebounds, six assists and a triple) also played well, but won't be this hot on a nightly basis so it's hard to trust him with how deep the Heat are.
February 10, 2020, 6:22 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) will not play on Monday.
Herro has now missed a week of action. He should be able to return after the All-Star break, but Goran Dragic will see more minutes while Herro is out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 11:45 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic led the Heat in Sunday's road loss to the Blazers, netting 27 points on 8-of-20 from the field to go with four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and five 3-pointers.
Dragic stepped up with Jimmy Butler out, and he might be able to get on the radar in 12-team leagues for as long as Miami is down its superstar. On the year, The Dragon is posting top-130/175 value (8/9-cat) and isn't a must-own guy in standard formats, though he should definitely be rostered right now as he's posting top-80 value in the last couple of weeks.