The Miami Heat are in a very difficult position with the departure of Dwyane Wade and the uncertainty of Chris Bosh’s health. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Heat could enter rebuilding mode and it will start by trading Goran Dragic.
Miami is no longer a top contender in the Eastern Conference after they lost Wade to the Chicago Bulls while Bosh and his sickness is still a very scary situation. On the other hand, the Heat still have Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic but they won’t be enough next season as teams such as the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics have reloaded their rosters.
According to Tom Haberstroh of ESPN, the Heat may choose to rebuild this season with the prospect of having a top draft pick in loaded 2017 class and it starts with Goran Dragic. It should be noted that Miami has not made Dragic available but sources say that it could change very soon.
Haberstroh suggested that teams such as the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans may be interested in trading for the Slovenian point guard. However, he mentioned that the Houston Rockets could be the best possible destination for Dragic.
“One team to watch: The Rockets, who may be interested in a Dragic reunion to help beef up their squad. The Heat could do a sign-and-trade involving 25-year-old Donatas Motiejunas, who is a restricted free agent,” Haberstroh wrote.
“Or if the Heat don’t want to take back Motiejunas’ contract, they could just opt for a package of Patrick Beverley, Corey Brewer, and picks,” he added.
However, longtime Heat sportswriter and analyst Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel thinks that Miami will not trade Dragic because they don’t have the player depth to replace his production. But he noted that a trade could happen if the Heat wants to get something out his reasonable $15.9 million annual salary for the next three years.
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