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April 17, 2015 Updates
April 16, 2015 Updates

But perhaps the most encouraging aspect of Wednesday's closing night, beyond the Heat securing hope of likely retaining their first-round pick in the NBA Draft lottery, was Dragic speaking of how much he enjoyed his time with the team since arriving at the Feb. 19 trading deadline. "The last two months, one month and a half, that I was here was beautiful for me," he said. "And I know we didn't make the playoffs, but that doesn't affect my decision. The teammates, they were great. I still think that the team has a bright future, the coaching staff, the organization." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 15, 2015 Updates

Goran Dragic has said all along he wants to re-sign with Miami this summer, and reiterated today it might not be necessary to speak with other teams in free agency. “Of course,” he said. “If you’re gonna find the same language, then it’s easy for everybody. It’s hard to talk about that right now. We’ll see. I need to sit down with my family and explore the options and see what option is the best, but the last two months that I was here was beautiful for me.” Dragic has an opt-out in his contract after this season and has already decided to use it. That would put him in position to sign a longer deal with the Heat or test the open market. Palm Beach Post

April 14, 2015 Updates

It has been a fairly good fit for both sides so far, though it was a major adjustment period for Deng, and the financial parameters already are in place. Deng is finishing up the first season of a two-year deal, and next season is a $10.2 million player option. It appears he wants to stay in Miami, but he is not ready to contemplate his future with the team still in the mix for the No. 8 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. “We’re talking about it early; I’m not thinking about it yet,” he said Monday. “We could go to Philly and win and the other teams lose and I’m here talking to you about opting in or opting out, then all of a sudden I’ve gotta get my mind right for the Atlanta series. I really don’t want to go there yet. When the season’s over and I sit down and relax, I can start thinking about that stuff.” Palm Beach Post

That seems like a good enough top six for Miami to vie for the Eastern Conference title next season. “On paper, it sounds great, but at the same time it’s all about chemistry and developing together as a unit and making each other better,” Deng said. “I think it will be a little easier knowing that guys are more familiar with my game. At the same time, you’ve got Bosh and McRoberts coming back. Training camp will be almost like brand new because you’re starting with Hassan and Goran, if he’s back. It’s another new team. But at least guys are familiar not only with your game, but your personality and where you like to play.” Palm Beach Post

April 13, 2015 Updates
April 12, 2015 Updates

At some point in this offseason, Dragic said he will discuss it with his family and agent. His brother, Zoran, is also on the Heat roster. The two played together with the Phoenix Suns and will likely remain teammates wherever they play in 2015-16. The Los Angeles Lakers are among who have been reportedly interested in Goran Dragic. Dragic did, however, hint staying in Miami seemed the best option. "I'm a free agent," Dragic said. "I like this organization. Hopefully, I can stay here and try to have a good season next year." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 10, 2015 Updates

Here are Dragic’s top five American cities, in no particular order (well, one of them is in order): “Miami is No. 1. I like how the city is built right on the water. The weather is nice. I like it because every time we came here, if you stay after the game, you can go out and eat. If it’s 1 a.m. or 2 a.m., places are open. I struggled with that in Phoenix because all the restaurants close at 10 p.m. You couldn’t get nothing to eat. But I like it here because it’s a lot of different cultures, too. I really like that because it’s a different flavor.” Palm Beach Post

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


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