Goran Dragic RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
The Miami Heat and Goran Dragic have quickly reached terms on a new deal to keep the guard on South Beach for the long term, according to league sources.
The Heat are now expected to focus on coming to terms with Wade, who passed on his $16.1 million player option for next season to beomce a free agent. It’s believed Wade is seeking a three-year deal worth at least $45 million.
Marc Stein: On first day of free agency, sources tell ESPN that the Heat and Dragic have come to terms on five-year deal with player option after Year 4: 6 more rumors
Sam Amick: The free agency dialogue between Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat, I’m told, will continue in the morning. That’s all for now on that front.
Ramona Shelburne: The Miami Heat placed a call to Goran Dragic shortly after midnight on the East Coast, but he’s in Slovenia where it’s quite a bit later ;): 6 more rumors
Another nerve-fraying summer for the Heat has essentially become a three-step plan: Re-sign Goran Dragic (both sides are optimistic that will happen on a five-year deal topping $90 million), re-signing Dwyane Wade and finding another shooter for its bench.
Marc Stein: The expectation leaguewide is that Goran Dragic is basically a lock to stay with the Heat. D-Wade and Deng … not as lock-y as we thought
Jason Lieser: Pat Riley said Goran Dragic told him in their exit meeting that he wants to stay with #Heat.: 6 more rumors
Jason Lieser: Pat Riley on Goran Dragic: “I feel confident this is where he wants to be. He’s stated that.”: 6 more rumors
Ira Winderman: ESPN’s Andy Katz reporting Heat have attempted to move up in bid for Emmanuel Mudiay. (Odd, in light of Dragic.) #NBADraft
That’s less than the $115 million Miami can offer but more than the four years and $86 million that another team can offer. The Heat and the Dragic camp remain optimistic a deal will get done with Miami.: 6 more rumors
Amid an ESPN report that the Heat will offer Goran Dragic a five-year deal in excess of $80 million, we hear the proposal is actually expected to be five years for between $90 million and $100 million.: 6 more rumors
Ira Winderman: Goran Dragic’s agent, Rade Filipovich, confirms to Sun Sentinel his client will become a free agent on July 1. Had held option for ’15-16.
Eric Pincus: Goran Dragic has declined his player option with the Miami Heat, expected but now actual @BBallInsiders
Sources told ESPN.com that the Heat are planning to offer Dragic a five-year deal in excess of $80 million to keep him in Miami after acquiring the 2014 All-NBA third-team selection from Phoenix on trade deadline day in February.
The Miami Heat already know Goran Dragic is bypassing his player option for next season to become a free agent July 1, but league sources say they plan to be highly aggressive in trying to secure a commitment from their new point guard early in free agency.: 6 more rumors
Barry Jackson: NBA players beginning to exercise opt ins/outs (Gerald Henderson opting in with Hornets), but Luol Deng camp conveys no news on his opt out. While Deng announcement awaits, Dragic has said he’s opting out of Heat deal.Wade also strongly implied he’s opting out by his “July” comment
Emiliano Carchia: Goran Dragic is not in Slovenian NT squad for Eurobasket. There are a few chances for him to play with Slovenian NT this summer
A: First, neither Goran nor his agent have publicly come out and demanded the max, nor has Riley said anything about offering the max. Yes, Dragic wants to get paid, and spoke late in the season about the security of the extra year the Heat is allowed to offer. But you can bet that, just as he has and will with Dwyane Wade, Riley will present Dragic with a list of possibilities that will include how much he could earn in relation to the quality of supporting pieces that can be placed around him. The only thing you’ve read in this space is that Dragic has Riley over barrel, with the Heat having already committed two potential lottery picks to the Suns. The Dragic scenario is another example of seeing how the cult of Riley is (or is not) able to maximize the Heat’s possibilities. There are many ways that Goran’s Heat offer can be constructed.
If Wade leaves, how would that affect the Heat’s chances of retaining Dragic? “We are monitoring closely what’s going on; Wade is a very important piece for Miami’s future; he’s a superstar,” said one of Dragic’s two agents, Rade Filipovich, expressing optimism that the Heat will retain Wade. “Goran wants Wade to stay. But it’s my opinion. I can’t answer for Goran. It’s not the focus for Goran.”
Even if Dragic leaves, Rondo does not seem like the kind of mess in which Miami wants to be involved. There is a significant difference between the knuckleheadedness of Lance Stephenson and a guy who basically quit on his team during a playoff series.
One friend of Wade pointed out that Dragic’s future is another chip that Wade holds in negotiations, because the chances of Dragic bolting this summer would increase if Wade does. For Dragic, one of the appealing aspects of re-signing with Miami is playing alongside Wade. Dragic prefers to remain with the Heat (and playing with Wade), but the Lakers and Knicks, among others, are ready to pounce if Dragic considers other options.
Heat guard Goran Dragic, an impending free agent, feels strongly that the Heat must play faster and has been assured that’s a key part of the Pat Riley/Erik Spoelstra master plan, according to an an associate. We’re told Dragic very much likes Spoelstra and Riley and nothing to this point has changed regarding the Heat’s status as front-runners to keep him. The Lakers, Knicks, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Sacramento are all expected to have interest