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- Dwyane Wade unveils reason why Erik Spoelstra benched him after he dropped 50 points in 3 quarters
- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
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- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Goran Dragic to 5-Year, $90 Million Deal
- Updated: July 1, 2015
Per multiple sources, including Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowksi and ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Heat have re-signed Dragic to a five-year, $90 million deal. The last year of the deal will include a player option. The contract is a lot less than the estimated max of $108 million, which gives the Heat flexibility in their attempt to re-sign free agent Dwyane Wade.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) July 1, 2015
The 29-year-old point guard was acquired in a midseason trade from the Phoenix Suns in February. He quickly made an impact for the Heat, boosting the team’s fastbreak offense while possessing the ability to penetrate the paint. He averaged 16.6 points and 5.3 assists per game in 26 starts with Miami last season.
The Dragic signing means the Heat will return four of their five projected starters for next season. Luol Deng accepted his player option for the 2015-16 season, while Hassan Whiteside and Chris Bosh are under contract for the 2015-16 season. The only missing piece at the moment is Wade.
Pat Riley’s vision of the team’s core returning healthy for the 2015-16 season is finally coming to fruition.