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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: $17,000,450
The next step is keeping Dragic at this level and getting Wade back, after Dragic initially had deferred upon Wade’s return at the Feb. 8 NBA trading deadline. Wade has been dealing with a balky hamstring but was able to work out during the trip. “He’s been playing like that for a while — and even with Dwyane,” Spoelstra said of Dragic, with the Heat now off until Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets at the start of a two-game homestand at AmericanAirlines Arena. “And we need Dwyane and Goran playing at an extremely high level, both of them, at the same time. “Before Dwyane got hurt, I loved where our team was offensively. We had great balance and I’m sure it was probably on opponents’ minds, ‘How are we going to prepare? OK, we have to cover Dwyane, [Wayne] Ellington and down the line.’ “
Storyline: Wade-Dragic Dynamic
Dragic is the ninth player in Heat history to make and All-Star game. He was the second injury replacement, taking the spot of Kevin Love, who was on Team LeBron. He is the first player from Slovenia to be an All-Star. Dragic has had better years – he is a averaging 17.4 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds – but he finally was recognized, for his leadership and being the Heat’s best player since the start of the 2016-17 season. Wade calls Dragic the Heat’s “engine.” “It’s really an honor to be the first Slovenian in the All-Star game,” he said. “For my career, too, this is going to be something that I’m going to talk to my children, my grandchildren [about]. I really am proud of this moment.”
Dragic made it and will have the chance to participate in the league’s annual, opulent celebration of its best talent. Dragic has been named to an All-NBA team — a much more exclusive distinction that recognizes 15 players instead of 24 (this season 28 made the All-Star team because of a rash of unfortunate injuries). But he wanted the midseason honor because people remember the spectacle, the game, not some list that’s announced after the regular season is over. “I was really happy because this was my wish for a long time. As a kid, you’re always dreaming about those moments. And I put a lot of work in,” Dragic told Yahoo Sports. “I mean, for me, All-NBA was probably a higher honor. It’s kind of big but maybe the All-Star gets more recognition. Maybe because of that, people are more into it. But it’s an awesome experience, a lifetime experience that I’m going to embrace and try to have fun.”
Storyline: All-Star Selections