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April 20, 2015 Updates

Surya Fernandez: Riley very confident that Dragic will re-sign. Says he feels very good about the position that they have an advantage over other teams. Twitter @SuryaHeatNBA

"There isn't a person in the organization who doesn't think we should have made the playoffs," Riley said Monday morning at AmericanAirlines Arena. "We always come to win a championship. I don't care what the odds are; I don't care what the prognosticators say. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 18, 2015 Updates

Miami Heat and Slovenia guard Goran Dragic is likely to skip this summer’s international duties and not play at Eurobasket. Dragic has said that he will opt out of his contract with the Heat and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. TalkBasket

April 17, 2015 Updates

"They're all different," James said. "But I think every last playoff series for me is a learning experience, especially in my younger days. But some of them was even in my later days, like my first year in Miami (against Dallas), those playoff series, I learned so much from that, all the way to the last one that I lost (against San Antonio), on how to improve my game. So it's either ways I can improve my game—which is the most important thing. If I don't play well in a series, I critique that whole series and I look what I was doing, what I could have done. And if there's something that I couldn't do well in that series, I work on it all summer. And I don't know, I just approach it that way. I take it very seriously. Like I say, I'm a totally different person in the playoffs." Bleacher Report

The tryout is over, apparently. Now it’s just business. “Of course, I need to sit down with my family, with my agent, and explore the options and see which option is the best for myself, but, like I said, the last two months was beautiful for me,” Dragic said. “We didn’t make the playoffs, but that doesn’t affect my decision. The teammates were great and the team has a bright future, the coaching staff, the organization.” Miami Herald

Wade said after Wednesday’s game that he doesn’t recruit free agents. He doesn’t have to. The Heat sells itself, says Wade, and it appears Dragic likes his new home even though he said it was difficult leaving his old teammates in Phoenix. Dragic and Wade played well together from the beginning, and they combined to lead the league in field-goal percentage among backcourt duos (48.5 percent). “For me, it’s pretty tough because I was part of two teams,” Dragic said of this season. “Now the exciting part is that I have new players, I have new friends … So, hopefully next year, if I’m staying here, that is going to be a better season than this year.” Miami Herald

Goran Dragic and Luol Deng have to decide whether they want to be back with the Heat next season, and the team is eager to have them. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said today he thinks there is a good relationship between the organization and both players as they head toward potential free agency July 1. “We love them; Hopefully they love us,” Spoelstra said. “I love working with them and our staff loved working with them. They’re two pros. From an objective point of view, they’re not difficult guys to work with. They’re absolute pros, the kind of guys you want to build your team around, the guys you want to go to work with, the guys you want to be in a foxhole with. Palm Beach Post

April 16, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HEAT HISTORY

Many players from the current squad in the list – including the two guys at the top.

   

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