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#pounditFriday, January 21, 2022

Report: Heat not currently looking to trade Goran Dragic

The Dragon will inhabit the Miami Heat castle for at least a little while longer.

According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Monday, the Heat are not ready to blow up their team, and as long as that’s the case, point guard Goran Dragic is off the trade market.

Dragic, 30, is averaging 19.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game for the 9-19 Heat this season, his first as their undisputed lead creator on offense. He is currently in the second of a five-year, $85 million contract.

While the Heat aren’t coming within a country mile of the postseason this year, they do have the benefit of owning their own first-rounder in 2017, a draft class brimming with point guard talent. Heat president Pat Riley even personally scouted UCLA star freshman Lonzo Ball at a game against Long Beach State in November.

The Heat were said to be discussing trading Dragic to this Western Conference team before the season, so they could still soften on their current unwillingness to deal the Slovenian as the losses pile up and the trade deadline draws nearer.

H/T Rotoworld

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