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Goran Dragic | Guard | #7

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Yugoslavia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (15) / SA
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Goran Dragic said he will try his best to convince James Johnson and Dion Waiters to re-sign with Miami.
When asked if he will attempt to convince Waiters and Johnson to re-up with the Heat, Dragic responded: "Definitely. James and Dion, they know how we feel. They know that we want them back. Everybody is so close that it’s going to be hard for them to choose some other team, too. Hopefully they stay." The Heat went 30-11 over the final 41 games of the season. Only the Warriors posted a better record over the stretch. However, the Heat will have to pony up to retain both Waiters and Johnson. Apr 18 - 9:40 AM

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Goran Dragic went off for a game-high 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting on Wednesday, finishing 5-of-9 from downtown in a road win at Charlotte.

Dragic added four assists, two steals, one rebound and just one turnover in 33 minutes, and his efforts helped prop up Miami's fragile playoff odds. He's lamented the absence of Dion Waiters (ankle), who provides another ball-handler and play-maker offensively, but the Dragon had enough help tonight with his fellow starters (excluding Rodney McGruder) combining for 58 points on 21-of-35 shooting.
Apr 5 - 9:55 PM

Goran Dragic scored 20 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He's been in a good groove and some of it is because of Dion Waiters (ankle) not playing. Dragic gets a 5.2 usage rate bump when he's not next to Dion and also his assist percentage goes up. With the Heat knocking on the door for the postseason, expect Dragic to play through just about anything as long as he can see.
Mar 29 - 11:55 PM

Goran Dragic hit 9-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-13 free throws for 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes of Tuesday's one-point win over the Pistons.

There was once a time when everyone was worried about him being traded, but those days are long gone. Now he's simply the Heat's most reliable player as they fight for their playoff lives.
Mar 29 - 12:42 AM

Goran Dragic is playing through a "nagging foot injury."

The injury is so painful that the Heat training staff has been cutting a hole in the side of his sneaker to alleviate the pressure while he’s playing. There aren't any specifics, but this likely explains why Dragic has slowed down with averages of 15.6 points, 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 triples on 35.7 percent shooting over his last five games. The good news for fantasy owners is that DNPs will be unlikely down the stretch for Dragic with the Heat clinging onto the No. 8 seed.
Mar 27 - 1:38 PM

Goran Dragic couldn't find the range on Sunday, going just 6-of-22 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes.

Dragic missed some shots he usually makes, but credit is also due to the Blazers, who dogged him on the perimeter and didn't let up when bigger guys switched onto him. Tonight's loss dropped Miami to the No. 9 seed, in a virtual tie with Detroit and just half a game behind the Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff race is going to have a fun finish, and it helps ensure that key players like Dragic won't see any rest in the next few weeks.
Mar 19 - 9:51 PM

Goran Dragic (eye) blew up for 33 points in his return to action on Wednesday, making 11-of-18 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with five 3-pointers in 32 minutes vs. the Pelicans.

The swelling around his right eye went down since this weekend, when it was completely swollen shut, but he said it was still painful and "a little bit blurry." He rounded out his unexpected evening with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and just one turnover. When asked if he'd considered any protective wear, he replied, "I hate those things. I have no pads, nothing." Fortunately for his owners, the often banged-up guard has missed just one game since Jan. 1.
Mar 16 - 12:12 AM

Erik Spoelstra confirmed that Goran Dragic (eye) is "ready to go" for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Dragic was forced to the sidelines on Sunday with a nasty black eye, but the swelling in his eye has gone down significantly, so he should be out there with his regular workload tonight. Dragic's return to the court will likely result in either Josh Richardson or Rodney McGruder heading back to the second unit, with Richardson being the most likely candidate to move to the bench.
Mar 15 - 12:01 PM

Goran Dragic (eye) told reporters that he will "definitely" play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

Fortunately, it appears Dragic will miss only one game after suffering from severe swelling, which left him unable to see out of his right eye. No word of a minutes restriction, so fantasy owners should make sure The Dragon is back in their lineups and deployed as usual on Wednesday night.
Mar 14 - 1:13 PM

Goran Dragic (eye) practiced on Tuesday and coach Erik Spoelstra said that Dragic looks "significantly better."

On Monday, Coach Spo said that the Heat were hopeful they would get Dragic back in the lineup for Wednesday night's game vs. New Orleans. If he is unable to play, Josh Richardson would likely slide into the starting lineup, with Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson also seeing increased minutes and higher usage rates.
Mar 14 - 1:10 PM

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he's hopeful Goran Dragic's eye will feel better over the next couple days and that he'll be able to return to action Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

Dragic's right eye was completely swollen shut on Sunday, but hopefully, with a full two days to rest up, the Miami training staff will be able to help the swelling go down. The Heat are calling the injury a right orbital contusion, so at least he's not dealing with any broken bones. Owners can expect to get another few updates prior to Wednesday's tip, but if he's out, Josh Richardson would likely get another start with Dion Waiters and Hassan Whiteside doing the heavy lifting on offense.

Goran Dragic (eye) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

Dragic's right eye is completely swollen shut after taking an elbow to the face during Saturday's loss to the Raptors, but with the Heat off until Wednesday, maybe that'll be enough time for The Dragon to rest up and get his vision back. Head coach Erik Spoelstra wouldn't say who would draw the start in Dragic's place, but Josh Richardson seems like a realistic option. With Dragic out, it'll be Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson and Richardson all being asked to step it up on the offensive end.

Goran Dragic (eye) is traveling to Indiana for Sunday's game.

He said he intends to play in the game. Dragic said after the game he didn't have any headaches, but his vision is a little blurry because of so much swelling around his right eye. He also said "we'll see" about how the swelling changes on Sunday, so he's not a lock to play. There should be an update on Sunday afternoon because the Heat will not shoot around. Josh Richardson is only a speculative add.
Mar 11 - 11:50 PM

Goran Dragic took an elbow to the right eye during the third quarter and will not return to Saturday's game.

His eye did not look good and he'll be dealing with some swelling on Sunday. Dragic needed some time to get up and he may be going through the NBA's concussion testing. The Heat are back in action on Sunday, so Dragic could miss that game. We'll be looking for updates after the game. If he's out, it's not a bad idea to add Josh Richardson, who has been playing better lately.
Mar 11 - 9:43 PM

Goran Dragic went to the locker room in the third quarter on Saturday.

He took a hard shot to his head and is likely being checked out by the training staff. We should have an update on Dragic shortly. If he's out, we'll see more Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson would be a fantasy pickup.
Mar 11 - 9:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem