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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 sat out of Saturday's practice because he has jumper's knee.
It's a common basketball injury, but the Heat are probably just being cautious with the veteran PG. There's no reason to be concerned unless this injury lingers throughout the preseason. Dragic is a strong bounce-back candidate that should see a nice bump in the scoring column with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (blood clots) no longer around. Oct 1 - 12:37 PM

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Goran Dragic believes he is "ready" to play a leading role for the Heat.

Ready or not, it's coming his way with Chris Bosh (blood clots) out indefinitely and Dwayne Wade now wearing a Bulls uniform. "I already felt great last year in the middle of the season, and even this year I’m in way better than shape than I was last year," Dragic said. "I was playing all summer. I’m ready. I need to take care of a couple things — try to be more aggressive, try to score and try to get everybody else involved. I already started or felt like that last season in the playoffs. For me, nothing is going to change, basically. I need to be myself and play my game." After being somewhat of a fantasy letdown last year, Dragic is shaping up to be a draft day bargain and serious bounce-back candidate this time around.
Sep 24 - 6:24 PM

Goran Dragic has joined his Miami teammates to participate in informal workouts prior to training camp.

Dragic got off to a slow start last season after coming into camp out of shape, but he spent this past offseason helping Team Slovenia qualify for the EuroBasket tournament, so he should be ready to hit the ground running when camp opens up. Dragic was a top-70 player after the break last year with averages of 17.3 points, 6.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.8 turnovers per game, but it's reasonable to expect improvement in all those numbers this year with Dwyane Wade in Chicago and Miami putting an emphasis on pace.
Sep 21 - 1:47 PM

Goran Dragic helped Slovenia qualify for the 2017 EuroBasket tournament, averaging 17.4 points, 1.4 threes, 2.8 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.2 steals in just 26.5 minutes per game.

Slovenia went 6-0 during the tournament, qualifying easily behind leading scorer Goran and his brother Zoran Dragic, who added 17.3 points per game. Miami's starting PG was a mild disappointment last year, but he's poised for a bounce-back with Dwyane Wade gone and the Heat emphasizing a faster pace offensively.
Source: FIBA.com
Sep 18 - 9:06 PM

Goran Dragic is expected to lead a faster, up-tempo offense for Miami next season.

"Goran is one of the best fast-break, transition point guards in this game. He will force tempo regardless of how you want to play or how you want to defend. Goran is going to run," said coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat played at a more deliberate pace last season with Chris Bosh (while he was healthy) and Dwyane Wade as the focus of the offense. Spoelstra is now intimating that he will put the ball in Dragic's hand and let his PG get out and push the pace. Miami playing an up-tempo game will lead to more possessions and more chances for fantasy production, which will increase the value of all Heat regulars.
Aug 27 - 11:43 AM

Goran Dragic has been working out with the Slovenian national team in preparation for the season.

Pat Riley challenged Dragic to come back in better shape this season, so it's good to see the point guard taking his advice. Dwyane Wade and his 31.5 usage rate has moved on to Chicago, so Dragic's fantasy value should get a nice boost during the 2016-17 season.
Aug 8 - 9:46 AM

Goran Dragic had reportedly pledged to re-sign with the Suns before they traded him in 2015.

According to Ken Berger of CBS, Dragic had told the Suns he would re-sign with the team before they traded him. "Within days of [Jeff] Hornacek having a heart-to-heart with Dragic and securing a commitment from the Slovenian point guard to re-sign with the Suns as a free agent the following summer, the Suns shipped him to Miami in a three-team trade, a person familiar with the situation told CBS Sports," Berger wrote. While this changes the perception of the Suns' haul a bit, this news is more just an interesting tidbit as Dragic is coming off his first full season with the Heat.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 11:32 AM

The Heat will send staff to Europe to work with Goran Dragic.

The team isn't cutting corners on working with their point guard. Dragic had himself a very nice series against the Raptors, averaging 18.9 points, 5.3 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.3 treys. He started the season slow, so maybe a good offseason program can help him out.
May 18 - 4:18 PM

Goran Dragic said during his exit interview that he will suit up for the Slovenian National Team this summer.

Dragic also said that he would like for the Heat to play with pace next year, and it's easy to understand why as his numbers spiked to 17.3 points, 6.7 assists, 4.6 boards and 1.0 steal per game on 48.5 percent shooting after the All-Star break. Chris Bosh's (blood clots) future will likely determine the direction of the Miami franchise, but Dragic has made it known that his preference is to play at an uptempo pace. He should go somewhere in the mid-rounds on draft day.
May 17 - 3:01 PM

Goran Dragic scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting during Sunday's defeat, adding six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Dragic was coming off a big Game 6 performance but this wasn't his finest hour, as he was torched defensively by Kyle Lowry all game long. The 2014 Most Improved Player is still owed more than $70 million over the next four years, including a final-year player option, but his deal doesn't look bad when you factor in the upcoming salary-cap spikes.
May 15 - 7:26 PM

Goran Dragic scored a playoff career-high 30 points during a Game 6 win over the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He was coming in without much momentum, failing to score more than 15 points in any of his previous three with a combined seven assists, as well. Dwyane Wade said Dragic was the difference an coach Erik Spoelstra was pleased. "He looked like him tonight, and tonight was the right time," Spoelstra said. The Heat will need another big game out of the Dragon on Sunday for Game 7.
May 13 - 11:12 PM

Goran Dragic was quiet in 39 minutes on Wednesday, finishing Miami's sloppy road loss with 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

Dragic started very slow but he sparked a 10-0 run to cut Miami's deficit to 10 points at halftime, before coming within one point late in the fourth quarter. Ersatz backup PG Tyler Johnson added just six points and four assists in 13 minutes off the bench tonight.
May 11 - 11:00 PM

Goran Dragic has been retroactively assessed a technical foul for swinging at Cory Joseph during the fourth quarter of Game 4.

Dragic will be required to pay a fine of $2000 for the technical foul, but there won't be a suspension here. Through Round 2, Dragic has compiled averages of 18.3 points, 4.8 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.5 triples and an unfortunate 3.5 turnovers per contest on 45.2 percent shooting. He'll need to be more disciplined with the rock if the Heat hope to secure a Game 5 victory on Wednesday night in Toronto.
May 11 - 10:51 AM

Goran Dragic scored 20 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers against the Raptors on Thursday.

He received three stitches on the inside of his lip and five on the outside. Dragic's bottom teeth went through his lip and to make matters worse he was charged with a blocking foul on the play. Dragic hit a clutch 3-pointer at the end of regulation and is dominating Kyle Lowry on both ends.
May 5 - 11:13 PM

Dwyane Wade praised Goran Dragic's aggressive play following Tuesday's Game 1 overtime win over the Raptors.

"He’s just being very aggressive, and to be successful in these playoffs, we need that," said Wade of Dragic. "I’m not saying he has to score 25-plus every night, but we need Goran on the attack. It makes everyone’s job easier and it makes us a better team." Dragic has been phenomenal over his past two outings, owning averages of 25.5 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 2.5 triples and 2.5 turnovers on 56.8 percent shooting. If he can keep playing like this, he'll give Miami an excellent chance of reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 4 - 1:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Beno Udrih
4Briante Weber
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Michael Carrera
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Derrick Williams
4Udonis Haslem
5Luke Babbitt
6Stefan Jankovic
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Keith Benson