- Kevin Garnett excludes Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo while thanking Celtics players during HOF speech
- Dwyane Wade give enthusiastic endorsement of J. Cole’s new album ‘The Off-Season’
- Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat aren’t intimidated by any team: ‘I like our chances against anybody’
- Report: Miami Heat sign promising big man to fill final roster spot for rest of season
- Report: Victor Oladipo could miss entire 2021-22 season after quadriceps surgery
- Report: Luxury watch brand announces exciting new partnership with Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler
- Bam Adebayo’s NSFW reaction to Udonis Haslem getting ejected after altercation with Dwight Howard
- Udonis Haslem’s hilarious comments after getting ejected: ‘I was planning on talking way more s–t’
- Video: Udonis Haslem gets ejected after getting into physical altercation with Dwight Howard
- Report: Miami Heat update Jimmy Butler’s status for crucial game vs. Philadelphia 76ers
10 Reasons Why Dwyane Wade Should Take a Pay Cut
- Updated: June 4, 2015
4. Goran Dragic
Making matters even more pressing is the situation in regards to impending free agent Goran Dragic.
Dragic has already declared he will opt out and enter free agency to see what his value is on the market. However, he has also made it clear that he would prefer to return to Miami.
While his intentions are to return to Miami, he is not going to give the franchise a hometown discount. He is likely to command a max contract, which means that that’s another $20 million a year Pat Riley and company will have to hand to a player.
In the case of Dragic, it’s warranted because he’s in the thick of his prime (29 years old) and the Heat desperately need a franchise point guard.
So assuming Miami gives Wade and Dragic what they want, they will have at least $60 million in salary devoted to just three players.
Yeah, that’s just not going to happen.
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