Goran Dragic Rumors

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Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic
Position: G
Born: 05/06/86
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $18,000,000
If the Heat declines Dragic’s option for next season, he will become an unrestricted free agent but Miami will still retain his Bird rights and can exceed the salary cap to re-sign him up to his maximum salary. This would probably only be done by the Heat to bring back Dragic at a lower salary than the $19.4 million option in his contract. “At times, it haunts me. I don’t know, I see the Lakers and I just remember,” Dragic said of injuring his foot early in last year’s championship series as the Heat fell two wins short of a title. “It’s one of those situations that it’s still painful. But it is what it is. I accepted it. I dealt with it. It’s in the past, so let’s move on.”
Storyline: Goran Dragic Free Agency
Dragic, who turned 35 in May, missed a total of 22 games this past season mainly because of injuries. The longest stretch of consecutive games that he played in was 11. “It was not easy,” Dragic said just days before the Heat’s season ended last month in a first-round playoff sweep. “I opened the season with an injury. Basically I didn’t have no training camp, no basketball activities until [team practices began]. I think I opened the season pretty well. I played well. Then just nagging injuries, a couple of injuries, COVID protocols, players in and out of the lineup. Sometimes you’re starting, sometimes not. It’s tough to catch a rhythm like that when you play two or three games and then you’re out for nine. “But no excuses. It is what it is. It has been tough. But for me, I was talking to the coaching staff. The most important thing for me was just to get through this season because we didn’t have no break, and just try to be healthy for the playoffs.”

Not even getting tangled with Goran Dragic twice in the four games could throw Middleton off his rhythm, finishing the series a shade under 50% from the field and 41% from three-point range. “Each year, you find experience. Learn from it,” Middleton said. “But you don’t bring the past about losing or revenge. This series didn’t have anything to do at all with last year. They were the better team last year, this year I feel we were the better team.”