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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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The Orlando Magic, among other teams, have expressed interest in Goran Dragic, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.
Dragic will surely be one of the names that are bandied about over the next month, in the lead-up to February's trade deadline. It's hard to imagine a scenario that is more fantasy-friendly to Dragic than the situation in Miami right now. Dragic is the offensive focal point for the short-handed Heat. His Usage Rate of 26.5 represents a career high. Jan 13 - 1:08 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Goran Dragic scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, five boards, five assists, one steal and five turnovers in 42 minutes.

Dragic was forced into heavy minutes with Josh Richardson (foot) hitting the sidelines, and if Richardson is forced into an extended absence, Dragic is going to be forced into a heavy workload for the injury-ridden Heat. Dragic's 3.1 turnovers per game have weighed him down to a seventh-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues, but he's a top-50 stud in the 8-cat format.
Jan 8 - 6:12 PM

The Heat's asking price for Goran Dragic is still "too high" to encourage any serious trade discussions according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

There is still plenty of time for the Heat to lower their price, and it's no secret that dealing Dragic for younger pieces and a draft pick(s) would speed up their rebuild. A trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing because there are a lot of teams that could use an upgrade at the point, but on the other hand this means that Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson (foot) should be owned in all standard leagues. Dragic is on the books through the 2019-20 season, so the Heat aren't just going to give him away.
Source: ESPN
Jan 8 - 9:52 AM

Goran Dragic was ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers.

It wasn't anything too serious, as Dragic got involved in a scuffle with Jordan Clarkson and made contact with an official. He will finish the night with 16 points, three assists, three rebounds, two triples and zero turnovers in 23 minutes. Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will get a bump in the fourth quarter.
Jan 7 - 12:15 AM

Goran Dragic hit 9-of-18 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-6 free throws for 24 points, nine assists, two steals and five turnovers in Tuesday's 99-90 loss to the Suns.

Not only were Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow out with injuries, but Dragic had a revenge situation against his former team. He came through with a big line, but with only Dragic and unknown Willie Reed stepping up for the Heat tonight, the lowly Suns were able to put them away.
Jan 3 - 11:48 PM

Goran Dragic (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

With Tyler Johnson (migraine) and James Johnson (illness) now considered doubtful, the Heat will only have eight healthy players tonight, meaning Dragic won't b eased back into action after a two-game absence. Fire him up in all lineups as he looks to get some revenge against his former team.
Jan 3 - 7:39 PM

Coach Erik Spoelstra told the media that he thinks Goran Dragic (back) will Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Confirmation of the encouraging news we received at the end of last week, when Dragic said he was feeling better and trending in the right direction. Dragic should be locked in loaded for a return to Phoenix in a "revenge game" scenario. Wayne Ellington will get bumped back to the bench if Dragic is healthy enough to play/start. Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will also likely see their minutes reduced and usage rates decrease with Dragic back in the mix.
Jan 3 - 1:25 PM

Goran Dragic (back) said that having the past two days off has really helped his back, and while he won't play Sunday vs. the Pistons, he expects to return to action Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Dragic was able to lift weights on Sunday, so he's trending in a positive direction for the revenge game in Phoenix on Tuesday. Once Dragic does get back to the court, Rodney McGruder will likely return to the bench and Wayne Ellington could lose some touches on offense. At the latest, owners can expect to get another update on Dragic's status following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
Jan 1 - 5:58 PM

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

Back spasms have now forced Dragic to spend three of the past four games on the sidelines, and while he's hoping that this doesn't turn into a long-term issue, we're going to have to consider him questionable for Tuesday's game in Phoenix until we hear something more positive. With Dragic out, Rodney McGruder will likely be looking at another start, with guys like Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington being asked to step it up on the offensive end.

Goran Dragic (back) is considering himself "day to day" and is "hopeful" his injury won’t keep him out for an extended period of time but admits it was a mistake to play on Thursday.

"I’m hoping not," Dragic said when asked if his back injury could force him to miss a string of games. "The back is kind of tricky. The only thing that I can say is I’ll go day-by-day and see how I’m going to feel." Dragic owners have no choice but to sit tight and patiently wait as they hopefully receive more encouraging news. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson will continue to see extended minutes while Dragic is sidelined.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Goran Dragic (back) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

It's a smart move. Dragic said he couldn't play like his usual self on Thursday and that his back tightened up. The Heat are off on Saturday before they take on the Pistons on Sunday, so Dragic should be questionable for that one. With him out tonight, Rodney McGruder should get a big bump in minutes, but he doesn't do much with them. A hot Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson also get boosts tonight.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Goran Dragic (back) said his back tightened up on him during Thursday's loss to the Hornets.

Coach Erik Spoelstra also showed some regret about using The Dragon tonight. "Goran probably shouldn’t have been out there," Spoelstra said. "He was probably at 50 percent, if that." Dragic added that his back limited him from playing the way he wants to, which suggests he may not be playing against the Celtics on Friday. If he's out, Rodney McGruder would be back in the rotation while Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson get slight bumps coming off good games.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:07:00 PM

Goran Dragic (back) made 2-of-11 from the field for five points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four turnovers against the Hornets on Thursday.

It's fair to say Dragic isn't all the way back from his back injury. That said, his 32 minutes tonight are a good sign after missing Tuesday night and based on how he's had back problems before. Dragic gets a road game in a back-to-back set in Boston on Friday, so his fantasy owners may want to make sure he's a go for that one. He did need some treatment at times today.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:40:00 PM

Goran Dragic (back), Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow, Luke Babbitt and Hassan Whiteside will get the start against the Hornets on Thursday.

Dragic is not 100 percent and had a wrap on his back for pre-game, so he may have to fight though this injury. Plus, he's had back problems earlier in 2016. With him back, he will take minutes away from Rodney McGruder the most. Richardson and Tyler Johnson should still be pretty busy. Get The Dragon back in your lineups for season long.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Goran Dragic (back) said he is going to try to play against the Hornets on Thursday.

This is pretty much to be expected after it was previously reported Dragic intends to play. In the locker room for pre-game, he was laying on the ground with a wrap around his back, so he's clearly not at 100 percent. Coach Erik Spoelstra may dial back Dragic's minutes closer to 30, but expect him to turn in a nice stat line tonight. We'll have a more concrete update soon.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Derrick Williams
4Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem