How These Five Young Players Fit Into The Miami Heat’s Future

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3. Zoran Dragic

Zoran Dragic of the Miami Heat

Zoran is simply a wild card at this point. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Phoenix Suns along with his brother Goran, Zoran was a blip on the radar up until the last game of the season.

In the victory over the Sixers, the younger Dragic showed that he was more than capable on the court in posting 22 points on 9-of-17 from the field along with three treys. His 22 points were the second-most of any player in the game.

While the performance certainly caught the attention of Heat Nation, the shooting guard is still too much of a mystery at this point. He averaged just 6.2 minutes per game with Miami since being acquired in February and hadn’t played in any more than four minutes in a single game.

With Phoenix, Zoran appeared in just six games and never saw more than three minutes in a single contest.

His start versus the Sixers was more of a tryout for next season than anything else. There is no guarantee the 25-year-old will be back in a Heat uniform next season, but his performance versus Philadelphia certainly caught the attention of those within the organization.

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.