Heat re-sign veteran G Dragic

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FILE PHOTO: Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) passes the ball during warmups before game six of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

November 23, 2020

The Miami Heat officially announced the re-signing Sunday of veteran guard Goran Dragic.

The team did not disclose the terms, but The Athletic reported the deal was for two years and $37.4 million with a team option for the second year.

“It was essential for us to bring Goran back,” Heat president Pat Riley said in a news release. “He is part of our team, part of our culture and part of our family. He provides backcourt veteran leadership and can still play at a very high level. I’m glad to have him back in the fold.”

Dragic, 34, averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 59 games (three starts) last season. He averaged 19.1 points in the playoffs but suffered a torn plantar fascia in his left foot in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

An All-Star in 2017-18 and the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2013-14, Dragic has career averages of 13.9 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 817 games (511 starts) with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Heat.

–Field Level Media