The Miami Heat are in the middle of a playoff matchup against the Toronto Raptors. However, the latest NBA rumors suggest that Heat stars Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are having chemistry issues.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, there is an “uneasy tension” between Wade and Dragic in the middle of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Raptors. Windhorst mentioned that the tension is the result of both players needing the ball more to be creative.
“The Heat has to make a decision: Will it be Dragic at the controls or Wade and I honestly think they’re better on the long haul with Dragic. It’s a huge decision for Spoelstra going forward. That will end up determining the outcome of this series,” Windhorst said.
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However, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra has responded with the ESPN reporter’s comments. The two-time champion coach called “silly” and noted that Wade and Dragic enjoy playing with each other.
“They enjoy when the other guy is able to be aggressive. They want each other to be able to play their games. And it’s getting better. Their lockers are right next to each other,” Spoelstra told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
The Heat committed to Dragic last offseason by signing him to five-year, $90 million contract. On the other hand, Wade will be an unrestricted free agent this summer but he is expected to stay in Miami where he has spent his entire 13-year career.
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It is not the first issue that has plagued the Heat this offseason. In the midst of their first-round series against the Charlotte Hornets, Chris Bosh wanted to play despite the team doctors not clearing him.
The Bosh-issue was later resolved by the player, the team and the doctors during a meeting. The Heat ruled the 11-time All-Star out for the rest of the postseason due to his medical condition related to blood clots.
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