1:55 PM Update
ESPN is now reporting that Miami's offer is Norris Cole, Josh McRoberts and Chris Andersen AND two first round picks in exchange for Goran Tragic. That offer does not match up salary wise so the Suns would need to throw in about $1.4 million in additional salary or a third team would need to get involved somehow.
ESPN reporting Heat's pitch for Goran Dragic is Norris Cole, Josh McRoberts, Birdman and two first-round picks.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 19, 2015
And according to ESPN's Marc Stein, that offer is currently the offer to beat for the 28 year old point guard.
Suns, I'm told, still engaging with other teams on Goran Dragic deal ... but Miami's offer (two first-round picks) has Heat in the lead— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015
Source says Miami offering two future 1st round picks for Dragic....but as of now, Sarver still being stubborn— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 19, 2015
Assuming the Heat do make the playoffs this season it is assumed that the first round picks in this trade would be Miami's 2017 and 2019 picks. If the Heat wind up missing the playoffs and keeping this season's pick the years could change to 2018 and 2020.
The picks would shift to 2018 and 2020 if Heat didn’t make playoffs. Could shift again, but to no later than 2019 and 2021. (7/7)— Albert Random (@AlbertRandom1) February 19, 2015
The trade would also have to include some salary going back to Phoenix from Miami as the trade doesn't work as just Dragic for two picks.
With just hours left until the trade deadline, the Dragic story is no doubt the biggest one still unresolved.
The Heat are in competition with a variety of other teams for Dragic's services including (but not limited to) the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets. It'll be very interesting to watch this play out.