Miami Heat: Grading Each Of Pat Riley’s Offseason Moves

Miami Heat president Pat Riley address reporters (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) defends Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard (0)(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat had some guys to get re-signed and one head-scratcher. I think it’ll all work out though.

Goran Dragic

The Miami Heat had to get Goran Dragic re-signed. A key part of what they were able to do last season, he was a necessity to have back.

The Miami Heat also maintained maximum flexibility while taking care of one of their guys. By signing him to a two-year deal worth nearly $20 million average per year that also has a team option on the second year, they have the ability to do a plethora of things there that all can work out best for them.

They get an outstanding grade for this one. It had to be done and they did it while making everyone happy.

Grade: A+

Meyers Leonard

This one was a bit of a head-scratcher. I don’t have a problem with bringing Meyers Leonard back, as he had some decent moments last season, the issue is with the price.

Signing basically what amounts to a one year deal for $9.4 million, with a team option for the following year at around $10 million, there seemed to be other guys that could have been of more value going at the same rate or better. Again, it isn’t Meyers so much as the price and the fact that guys who would have been better signings went at similar rates.

That’s why this one is a weird one. It isn’t a fail, but it isn’t a pass either.

Grade: C+