Dragic seems to have found a new home with the Miami Heat but if you look at his career statistics, his best year was with the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 20.3 points and 5.9 assists a game. Even with those All-Star numbers, Dragic feels that being in Miami is a better place for him to settle with his career.
“It feels like they’re always changing something,” said Dragic as reported by Bleacher Report “They’re not like Miami, San Antonio, those teams that are really loyal when they find something.”
Dragic reflects that they have something special brewing in his Phoenix Suns but the management was not patient enough to let everything pan out.
“I always believe when you find some pieces that you leave those pieces [alone]. But then you upgrade the other positions. Like San Antonio is doing. They always have the Big Three, but then it’s a good team. They always find another player at another position, so they’re always good. But that’s not my call. I was just there to play basketball. I tried to do my job.”
Dragic now averages lower with the Heat at 11.9 points and 5.2 assists in the first 29 games of the season but his personal numbers does not reflect the success that they have been getting as Miami is on pace to finish one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
As Dragic reflects, he and Eric Bledsoe could have made similar success with the Phoenix Suns if the management took time to build around their nucleus.
“Me and Bledsoe, we built really great chemistry together, we played well and the whole team did. Everybody expected that we’re going to get some big guys that we thought we needed, but [the Suns] did another move, they bring in a point guard and it was tough. I was a little bit frustrated. It was tough, especially for me, because I was playing off the ball all the time, and I was guarding [small forwards]. That was tough for me, but they did what they did.”