Tyler Herro # 14 of the Miami Heat and Goran Dragic # 7 of the Miami Heat react after beating the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena on September 23, 2020.
With a record 13-17 and tenth place in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat appears to be doing almost anything to make a blockbuster deal and save the disastrous first half of the season.
During the All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are securely fastened in Miami, Ira Winderman of Sun Sentinel of South Florida reported on Feb.22 that the heat should also draw the line when it comes to veteran security guard Goran Dragic.To avoid completely missing the playoffs after two games after winning the NBA final last season, Winderman believes that « there are parts that could dump the heat in exchange for picks the team got would still be left in a competitive position « .
» With Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro you could still fight for a quality seed and give yourself the chance to win in the first round, « said Winderman. “Where I would draw the line would be Goran Dragic (who has the right to veto such a deal). It’s the kind of rocking piece that could shake the heat in one go. “
GettyGoran Dragic # 7 of the Miami Heat reacts with Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in the sixth game of the 2020 NBA Finals at the AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on November 11th. October 2020.
As for the players to be won: « If someone calls and asks about Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk or Avery Bradley, I’m listening. As for Duncan Robinson, it could be because the Heat believes its price is worth the price paid in the free agency. ”
GettyGoran Dragic # 7 of the Miami Heat in action against the New Orleans Pelicans during the fourth quarter at the American Airlines Arena on Aug. December 2020 in Miami, Florida.
The Heat already knows what it’s like to play on the court without Dragic, and it’s not great. The 34-year-old sprained an ankle earlier this month and has been since then February 5th no longer in the list Before the ankle injury, the Slovenian star had only played three games since January 25 because of a strained left groin.
« I think we missed him a ton, » said the Kelly Olynyk thermal center. “He was amazing for us in this playoff run last year. And just when he was playing this year, he just calmed us down and made plays. He’s a vet. He knows how this game is going and he is someone we definitely miss in many areas. «
» Of course we can’t wait to get him back, « continued Olynyk. » He’s someone who makes us overdo it, especially when he comes off the bench in this second session. He makes sure there are no drop offs. «
Kendrick Nunn is also looking forward to the return of the dragon. » Goran is a big piece for us, « said Nunn. » We miss him of course. «
GettyBlake Griffin # 23 of the Detroit Pistons shoots the ball in warmups ahead of the Pistons’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Little Caesars Arena on December 26, 2020 in Detroit.
Name an available forward that becomes available and there is likely to be a report telling them about the heat The franchise seeks to avoid the embarrassment that comes with only one NBA final and miss the playoffs entirely the following season.
The Heat missed out on James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo to win, and during It was a blow to hear Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal say he wanted to stay in Washington, Miami still has more than a few players in the league in mind.