Heat point guard Goran Dragic faces impending free agency this Summer. After Dragic declines his player option for the 2015-2016 season, he is set to become a free agent with teams like the Knicks and Lakers interested in Dragic’s services just like the Heat. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Heat will offer Dragic a five-year 80 million dollar deal that will exceed 100 million.
The Miami Heat already know Goran Dragic is bypassing his player option for next season to become a free agent July 1, but league sources say they plan to be highly aggressive in trying to secure a commitment from their new point guard early in free agency.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Heat are planning to offer Dragic a five-year deal in excess of $80 million to keep him in Miami after acquiring the 2014 All-NBA third-team selection from Phoenix on trade deadline day in February.
Stein also points out the fact the Heat are the only team that can offer Dragic a fifth year in his contract. Back in April, Dragic made it known that the extra year would be a huge factor in staying with the Heat over every other team. The Heat can also offer Dragic over 100 million dollars while the most every other team can offer is 85 million.
Dragic averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game in 78 regular season games split between the Suns and the Heat. Dragic was the NBA’s most improved player during the 2013-2014 season, and also was a member of the All-NBA 3rd Team that same year.
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