Miami Heat: 3 biggest threats to steal Goran Dragic in free agency

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Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat talks with Goran Dragic #7 against the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Goran Dragic will be the Miami Heat’s top priority in free agency, but the point guard will strike plenty of interest. A look at three potential suitors.

The Miami Heat and Goran Dragic have mutual interest in a contract this summer, but even at 34-years old the veteran point guard will be a top commodity in this free agent market.

A number of teams will likely come calling, and with the potential for this deal to be the last significant one of his career, a reunion with Miami isn’t as likely as it seems.

Dragic posted 16.1 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in a season spent primarily on the bench for the Heat. The point guard started just one-of-54 games this season, making him a top-candidate for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

There have been reports that with the Heat’s eyes on bigger fish next summer, the more likely outcome for Dragic could be a lucrative one-year deal to stay in South Beach. But the point guard will turn 35 years old in the middle of next season, and may prioritize his future in the NBA.

With a potential cut down in cap space, it’s hard to measure what will drive the free agency period.

Players may opt towards teams that can offer a long term deal, as opposed to the highest paying contract over a shorter span of time. That being said, let’s look at the three biggest threats to snatching Goran Dragic from the Miami Heat in free agency.

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