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Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic
Position: G
Born: 05/06/86
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $14,783,000
He flew from Slovenia to Miami to train for the season the day after his daughter, Viktoria, was born and did not see her again until yesterday. Click here to read the full story on how pregnancy complications and other issues split the Dragic family apart as the Heat began the 2015-16 season. Now that they are back, Dragic feels far more at ease. “It’s great,” he said after today’s practice. “It’s awesome to see my kids and my wife. We’re all together and now it’s gonna be much easier.”
The Lakers originally viewed Heat guard Goran Dragic as a free-agency target. But they changed their mind after falling in love with Russell in pre-draft workouts and holding optimism they could land a front-court player in free-agency. “I didn’t think about it. The Miami Heat came first and they offered a good deal,” said Dragic, who re-signed with the Heat to a five-year contract worth $90 million. “This was the right place for me and my family. It’s a winning culture here and they are doing an amazing job.”
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Dragic just wants to see new pictures of his infant daughter. His mind is mostly on the game, but his thoughts cannot help wandering a few thousand miles away. His wife, Maja, and two children are back in their hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and he is coming up on three months without having seen them. He and Maja have been through this before during his eight years in the NBA, but the separation from his children is a new kind of hardship. The worst is that he has not held two-month-old Viktoria since the day after she was born because he was in such a rush to get back to Miami and prepare for the season, an understandable impetus fresh off signing an $85 million contract. The turnaround was so chaotic that he has trouble remembering what she was like.
Goran would have preferred having his brother around, but was realistic about the team’s perspective and Zoran’s viability in the NBA. Zoran logged 75 minutes in his first year in the league. “I was sad, of course,” Goran said of the trade. “I know how much he wants to be part of a team in the NBA, but I understand this is a business. That’s a better situation for him right now. He’s gonna get playing time. He signed a good deal in Russia. He’s happy. That’s a good thing.