Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic, one of the most intriguing available free agents on his position this offseason, will run it back with Miami Heat.
Dragic, who played a big role in Heat’s trip to the NBA Finals last season, announced on Twitter that he agreed to a new deal with the franchise. Reportedly, the contract is at two-years and comes with $20 million in value.
“Happy to be back,” Dragic told the Associated Press of the deal. “That was my plan, to come back, but in this crazy business you never know.”
Goran Dragic is coming off an eventful 2019/20 campaign that saw him lose the Heat’s starting point guard job to third-year player Kendrick Nun during the regular season while also being the second-best scorer for the team in the playoffs.
After getting back his starting job to start the playoffs due to Nun’s conditioning, Dragic went on to produce his best postseason run in which he averaged 19.1 points per game while adding 4.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists. He could have arguably made an even bigger impact, but the left foot injury forced him to sit out most of the NBA Finals series against the L.A. Lakers.
Getting Dragic back represents a great piece of business for the Miami Heat, who’s confident they can embark on another deep playoff run in 2020/21. The Heat will have most of the NBA Finals roster back, with Myers Leonard also re-signing recently, while also having more than $10 million in cap space to add another impactful player down the line.