Five Questions the Miami Heat Must Answer This Season

Five Questions the Miami Heat Must Answer This Season

4. Does Goran Dragic Fit in with This Offense?

Goran Dragic Miami Heat

So far this season, the general public has heard very little about Goran Dragic.

Despite being the Heat’s No. 1 priority in free agency along with Wade, Dragic has been a complete afterthought. Through the first 12 games, the Slovenian point guard is averaging just 10.5 points and 4.6 assists on 41.7 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from beyond the arc.

This is in stark contrast to his numbers from just a season ago with the Heat when he averaged 16.6 points on 50.2 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from three-point range.

Dragic is having issues as far confidence in his shooting along with adjusting to a slower-paced first unit than he is normally accustomed to. Wade is handling the ball a lot, and with starters such as Luol Deng, Bosh and Whiteside who prefer a slower tempo attack, the 6’3″ point guard has been unable to get into space and play to his strengths.

There is little doubt that if the Heat are to establish themselves as contenders, they’re going to need Dragic to play like an $85 million player. If he continues to struggle with his starting lineup teammates, Erik Spoelstra might have to consider changing up his rotation a bit and having Dragic play with speedier, more athletic players such as Johnson and Gerald Green.

Next: Are the Heat Really Contenders?

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