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March 5, 2015 Updates

Goran Dragic: I'm going to stay in the hotel until the end of the season, and then we're going to see how the team is going to develop. I just want to be focused on trying to help the team as much as possible get to the playoffs. But at the end of the season, of course I'm going to think about that option of staying. I'm really hoping to stay in Miami because I really like it, but you never know. I'm a free agent, so I'm going to explore my options. Bleacher Report

Goran Dragic: My No. 1 wish was to go to Miami, who I found out later had tried to get me a couple of years ago when I was in Houston. Miami offered everything—a great market, great players, their championship mentality. They always want to do well, and I think that it was a good fit for me. I was pushing for this situation, but I still didn't know if the Suns were going to send me there. I was in a tough spot, but things worked out in the end. Bleacher Report

Goran Dragic: When I now look back on what I said about the Suns before the trade—"I don't trust them anymore...I don't feel comfortable with my situation"—I feel bad because it came out a little too harsh. I didn't mean it like that, but it happened in that moment, so I cannot go back and change it. I just said what I was thinking. I'm an honest guy, and I had never said something bad about that organization. They were always great to me—they were like family—so I didn't mean that. But at the same time, I thought that the situation was not good any more for me, so that's why it came out like that. Bleacher Report

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Still, as the trade deadline neared, the Suns believed they had a commitment from Dragic that he would stay longterm if they traded Thomas -- a commitment that came, according to a league source, after Dragic met with owner Robert Sarver. So the Suns got serious about making a deal for Thomas. They thought they could re-sign Dragic to a deal that, if not a max deal, would have certainly kept him happy. But the Suns moved too late. Dragic made his feelings known to them in a meeting on Feb. 15, then echoed those sentiments publicly the next day, adding the twist that the Suns were untrustworthy. This set off both McDonough and Babby, who took the unusual step of publicly rebuking Dragic after the trade was made. NBA.com

Dragic's wife, Maja, and son, Mateo, remain in the Valley because she is expecting their second child. Dragic has averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 assists for Miami, who lost Chris Bosh to a blood clot on his lung at the same time as Dragic's arrival. Arizona Republic

Do you feel good about the way it ended in Phoenix? Giran Dragic: “I wish it would have gone differently. I’m never the guy who is going back in the past. What it is, it is. I’m always going to be grateful for what the organization and Robert (Sarver) and his family did for me. But I wish it ended on different circumstances.” Palm Beach Post

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