The Miami Heat have gotten off to a rough start through the first half of the season currently holding one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference. This has resulted in the team attempting to move starting point guard Goran Dragic. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Heat are reportedly have too big of an asking price for Dragic.
“Given this week’s loss of Justise Winslow for the season, on top of the ongoing unavailability of Chris Bosh, Miami would seem to have more motivation than ever to fully embrace The Tank and start shopping Goran Dragic.”
“Miami’s price for acquiring Dragic, however, is still said to be too high to encourage any serious trade discussions.”
Miami may have to budge a bit on their demands if there is any hope of moving him before next month’s trade deadline. In light of that, the front office is trying to strike while the iron is hot with Dragic playing at a high level. He had finished December averaging 21.1 points, 6.7 assists, and 4.3 rebounds. This made him one of six players in the league that averaged at least those numbers in December, joining James Harden, LeBron James, Kyle Lowry, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.
Dragic could be a huge asset to another team looking to make the playoffs. Given the league’s continued rise in the salary cap, he has a reasonable contract with four years left on his five-year, $85 million deal. It could be a matter of time before the Heat come down on their asking price and move the veteran point guard.