The Miami Heat are starting off free agency with some success. After going all the way to the Finals in the Bubble, Miami is looking to run it back it seems. Goran Dragic re-signed with the Heat Friday night, announcing the deal himself via Twitter. Dragic inked a two-year deal worth $37.4 million. The veteran guard was arguably the most important piece to the run in the Bubble. If Dragic stays in Miami for the duration of the contract it will extend his career as a member of the Heat to seven years.
— Goran Dragi? (@Goran_Dragic) November 20, 2020
Throughout his career, Dragic has averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds a game. While he has been in the league since being drafted in the 2nd round 45th pick overall in 2008 it seems he is playing his best basketball in recent years. A one-time All-Star and All-NBA player, Dragic earned the 2013-14 Most Improved Player award. The veteran guard has proved doubters wrong and continues to play at a high level.
During the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Dragic played a vital role. Throughout the NBA Playoffs, the Slovenian guard averaged 19.1PTS, 4.4AST, and 4.1REB a game. Jimmy Butler allegedly encouraged Dragic to run things back in Miami and he was happy to oblige. Pat Riley seems to like his team and sees no need in making any major changes. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro are on rookie contracts still and Butler fits right at home in South Beach.
Dragic continues his long successful career. Playing for Phoenix, Toronto, Houston, and Miami he has found a place he wants to retire. The Heat seem more than happy to oblige.