Goran Dragic

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  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro put up 14 points on 15 shots off the bench in Friday's loss to Houston, adding a solid six rebounds and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    The 4-for-8 performance from deep was nice, but Herro is a rookie who relies on hot shooting to get value and cold shooting nights like this one will not be rare. Goran Dragic also came off the bench but was much more efficient with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting, seven assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes.

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragić has stated that he plans to wear a brace on his right knee this season.

    Normally, this wouldn't be news, but Dragić missed a total of 46 games last season and underwent midseason surgery on his right knee in December 2018. The cumbersome brace may not hinder Dragić too much this season, but it serves as a reminder that last year saw Dragić's legendary efficiency from the field crater, in part due to injuries and the resulting lack of explosiveness. These concerns may pop up again this season, but he's still a safe bet for decent minutes and modest PG production in the late rounds.

    Source: Sun-Sentinel

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic came off the bench and had 12 points (3-for-6 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Whether Dragic returns to the starting lineup or not, he should get enough minutes to be a consistent fantasy contributor even at the age of 33. Look for him late in drafts if you find yourself in need of a point guard.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk won't suit up for the Heat against the Hornets on Wednesday due to a bone bruise in his right knee.

    Olynyk has been injured since August. He should return later in training camp but is engaged in rehab efforts for now. Goran Dragic, who also has a minor knee issue, is also out.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (rest) missed Thursday's practice with the Heat for rest purposes.

    Dragic played in just 36 games last season, so it is understandable that the team would want to manage his reps in the early going. The starting PG for the Heat makes for a worthy late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    President Pat Riley said the Heat will start Goran Dragic at point guard.

    After Justise Winslow said he wanted to start at point guard, Pat Riley fined him and gave the starting nod to Dragic. Dragic struggled with his right knee last season and only played 36 games. At 33 years old, Dragic may continue to see his minutes reduced as the team looks to preserve his legs and play Winslow more at point guard as the season progresses. Winslow averaged a career-high 4.3 assists last season and will look to improve on that for this coming season. Both players are worth a late-round pick.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat and Sixers are "determined" to find a new third team that will help the complete the sign-and-trade deal that would send Jimmy Butler to Miami.

    Things fell through with the Mavs, who misunderstood exactly what package Miami was sending over. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is reporting that the Heat are trying to find a trade partner for Goran Dragic before July 6 after the team was prepared to trade him to Dallas on Sunday.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tim Cato of The Athletic is reporting that the deal between the Mavs and Heat is off after the teams misunderstood who would be sent to Dallas.

    Miami believed they would be sending Goran Dragic, with the Mavs insistent that they've been discussing Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. all along. Cato believes that the Heat will have to salvage the trade, and will likely do so with a team other than Dallas. That said, the Heat need to open up space in order to execute their sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and their leverage is dwindling by the minute. One wonders if they'll really let the departure of Jones cost them a chance at acquiring Butler, especially as other teams fill up cap space and become unlikely or impossible trade partners.

    Source: Tim Cato on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Updating a previous report, Goran Dragic will remain with the Heat and is not part of Sunday's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.

    The Mavs like Dragic but did not want his $19.2 million salary to limit their flexibility this summer — understandably so. Dragic figures to slide back into his starting PG spot for the Heat and could be a sneaky bounce-back candidate in fantasy coming off an injury-riddled year.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting that Goran Dragic will be traded to the Mavs for Miami to complete Sunday's sign-and-trade acquisition of Jimmy Butler.

    Josh Richardson is going to Philly and Dragic, who picked up his $19.2 million player option a couple weeks ago, is headed to Dallas. The Heat are without a true point guard at the moment, though both Butler and Justise Winslow are capable being primary ball-handlers. Dragic figures to start at the point in Dallas, pushing Jalen Brunson back to backup territory.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    G, Miami Heat

    Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that Goran Dragic has decided to pick up his $19.2M player option to stay with the Heat for the 2019-20 season.

    It was believed that Dragic would opt out of the final season of his contract but he has decided to return to the Heat after an injury-riddled 2018-19 campaign. Perhaps he was told that the market wouldn't give him the type of contract that he was looking for. Expect Dragic to have a bounce back season as he will be playing for a new contract.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    G, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is unlikely to opt out of the last year of his deal according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    This is unsurprising given how Dragic will be set to make $19.2 million in his final season, a total that he is all but assured not to see on the open market. Dragic's most productive days are behind him, but that doesn't mean that the Heat won't be able to find a suitor who'd be looking to clear some cap space with his expiring deal.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Goran Dragic
    G, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic will wait until closer to the June deadline to decide whether or not he will pick up his 19.2 million dollar option.

    Dragic did not have a great season as he was hampered by injuries and only finished playing in 36 games, the third lowest number in his career. He will not be able to find that large of a number from another suitor but may look for a longer term contract as he is entering his mid-30's.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter