There is no appetite to trade Goran Dragic â€” and the Heat would very much prefer to keep Bam Adebayo and Josh Richardson. But as Riley has said, no one on the roster is untouchable and any could be offered if a superstar becomes available. Though the Heat ideally would like to keep Justise Winslow, too, thereâ€™s an understanding internally that he might be needed if Miami can put together a package for a high-end player.
June 20, 2018 | 4:52 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: Marcus Smart, having endured much adversity in his life, put restricted free agency in perspective: “Iâ€™m 24 years old, the first one in my family to graduate from college and weâ€™re sitting here talking about possible teams thatâ€™s going to pay me. Thatâ€™s a good thing to have.”
Bagleyâ€™s counterpart, dynamic Arizona center Deandre Ayton, appears all but a lock to the Suns. Yet Bagley, a Phoenix native, is a competitor by natureâ€”you donâ€™t average 13.1 rebounds per 40 minutes in the ACC by chanceâ€”and has yearned to be minted the NBA draftâ€™s top overall selection since his youth. â€śTo be able to play in Phoenix, to have it all come full circle, from where I started playing basketball to be there as a professional, it would be a dream come true,â€ť Bagley says.
Sacramento is only a short flight away. And Bagley genuinely views the Kings at No. 2 as a terrific consolation prize. He smiles wide when being congratulated on his likely No. 2 selection. â€śSacramento is a great place,â€ť he says. â€śWhen I say I want to go No. 1, itâ€™s not a knock on any other team in the draft. If I end up going two, Iâ€™ll love being in Sacramento. Being a part of that team and that franchise, thatâ€™s a big plus.â€ť That enthusiasm is a primary reason why teams picking in the top 10 of Thursdayâ€™s draft view Bagley as the Kingsâ€™ likely selection. He was the only premier prospect to visit Sacramento during the pre-draft process.