The Miami Heat are entering the 2016-17 NBA season without Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, making them questionable to be a playoff contender. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Heat will be trading Goran Dragic if they struggle early in the regular season.
With all their ‘Big Three’ gone, Heat president Pat Riley that his team is now undergoing a rebuilding process. Despite their intention to win, most predictions indicate that the Heat will fail to enter the playoffs in the 2016-17 NBA season. Recently, Heat point guard Goran Dragic was involved in trade rumors.
Michael Scotto of Basketball Insider revealed that the Miami Heat and the Sacramento Kings are discussing a trade deal involving Rudy Gay, Darren Collison, and Goran Dragic. Gay could fill up the position left by Chris Bosh and will undeniably be helpful for the Heat on the offensive end. Collison could be the Heat’s new starting point guard after eight-game suspension.
However, it is quite risky for the Heat to make the deal since both players have contracts that are about to expire next summer. Given the situation, there is a possibility that they could lose Goran Dragic for nothing. Also, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed to Dragic that there is no truth to the trade rumors.
“Spo came over and did that today,” Dragic said. “He just said those rumors, they’re not true.”
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Heat are not actively trading the 30-year-old point guard. However, Stein noted that the Heat could change their mind if the team struggle earlier this season.
“Don’t be surprised if the Heat decides to make Dragic available if they get off to a slow start with a roster that suddenly no longer features Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh,” Stein wrote.
With the start of the regular season, Goran Dragic should prove that he deserves to stay and continue his career in Miami. If the things will not go as the Heat plan, expect them to make a major improvement on their roster.
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