Miami Heat News: Goran Dragic Makes Decision on $19.2M Player Option for 2019-20 Season

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After weeks of speculation, it was reported on Thursday that Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic has decided to pick up his player option for the 2019-20 season.

The final year on Dragic’s contract is worth $19.2 million.

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It had long been reported that Dragic was expected to pick up the player option. At 33 years old and coming off a season that was marred by injury, it is highly unlikely that Dragic would have earned anywhere near the $19.2 million on the free agent market if he had decided to opt out.

Now, it will be interesting to see what the Heat decide to do with Dragic. There is no doubt that he is a talented veteran, but with Miami looking to focus on its young talent, it seems unlikely that he will be inserted into the starting lineup for the 2019-20 campaign.

One interesting aspect of Dragic’s contract now is that it is set to become an expiring contract. That means that it could soon become a valuable trade asset for a Heat team that is desperate to acquire new talent both this summer and beyond.
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