Heat Acquire Goran Dragic

7:38pm: The trade is now official, the Pelicans and Suns have announced. New Orleans acquired Norris Cole, Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton and cash considerations from Miami, the Suns get John Salmons from the Pelicans and Danny Granger from the Heat, and Miami garners Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic from the Suns. Phoenix also received Miami’s 2017 first-round pick (top seven protected) and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick as part of the deal. Phoenix is waiving Salmons, per the Suns’ official press release.

3:36pm: The expectation is that the Heat will offer Dragic a five-year max deal this summer, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com (Twitter link).

2:48pm: There are other components to the trade agreement, which also involves the Pelicans, as we explain here.

2:09pm: The Suns will get Danny Granger and 2017 and 2019 first-round picks with protections for Dragic, according to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic (on Twitter).

Granger, 32 in April, has averaged 6.3 PPG and 2.7 RPG for the Heat this season since coming back from a hamstring injury.  Of course, the draft picks are the center of the deal for Phoenix and not the veteran forward.  Granger is earning $2.1MM this season and he also has a player option for the same amount in 2015/16.

1:49pm: The Heat and Suns have agreed to a deal that sends Goran Dragic to Miami, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link).  The Heat have long coveted Dragic and view him as just the sort of player they need to make a playoff push, Chris Mannix of SI tweets.

The Heat currently stand at 22-30 with a leg up over the likes of the Nets, Celtics, PIstons, and Pacers for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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9 thoughts on “Heat Acquire Goran Dragic

  1. Z....

    GET SOME! Only thing I would say is that he is a free agent, but IN RILEY WE TRUST

    • Thunda-Pig

      Nice starting 5: Dragic, Wade, Deng, Bosh and Whiteside. Just need their bench to not kill them and HEALTH.


    and dragic was on his wish list of teams that he wanted to play for, Hope we can get him to a contract extension now

  3. Victor Gonzales

    so the rockets could not beat that package? t jones / cannan 2 first rounders.

  4. Tommet

    Love the way that they play for now as well as the longrun. Dragic, Wade, Deng, Bosh, Whitside with a bench of Salmons, Dragic, Chalmers. Need to get another big man maybe this offseason.

  5. Z....

    Sad to see Norris go. Riley identified our 2 needs, and filled one of those needs though. Norris is a warrior and will always be part of Heat Nation. Should be fun for him to get a chance to play with Anthony Davis

    I really like Justin Hamilton, and I think that’s a great fit for the NO, especially if they end up moving on from Ryan Anderson. He has a high basketball IQ, can shoot the 3, is a good passer, and a good team defender. He seems to be in the right places often. Interesting to see us end up with both Dragics. We could use another wing player, but I think we could look for a big man after moving Hamilton. We have a couple of D-league guys we can look at there

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