When the Miami Heat traded Zoran Dragic and a 2020 second round pick to the Boston Celtics last month for a heavily-protected 2019 second round pick in order to free up a roster spot and reduce their luxury tax obligations, his brother Goran Dragic was reportedly okay with the trade because he hoped it would translate to more playing time for Zoran.
As it turns out the Celtics instead soon waived him, with the Heat previously including $1.5 million in the deal to pay Dragic's salary. Though he had a decent showing at the Orlando Summer League tournament with the Heat, it appears he will get his wish for playing time but it will be overseas with the news that he will be signing with Khimki Moscow for two years, as first reported by Sportando.
Мы рады представить вам новичка #БКХИМКИ: Зорана Драгича! We are proud to welcome @zoran_dragic in #bckhimki pic.twitter.com/NnZz0Mb3qh— BC Khimki (@Khimkibasket) August 13, 2015
Dragic spent one season in the NBA with both the Phoenix Suns and the Heat, averaging 2.2 points and 6.6 minutes in 10 appearances after being traded along with his brother to Miami in February.
Another former Heat player, Andre Dawkins, will also be taking his talents overseas and will be signing with Auxilium CUS Torino in Italy, according to Sportando.
Dawkins went undrafted out of Duke but managed to impress the Heat enough to secure a roster spot at the conclusion of training camp. He only played in four regular season games for the Heat and was also assigned to their D-League affiliate team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
He was released in January before his contract became fully guaranteed and continued playing in the NBA Development League with the Skyforce and Maine Red Claws, averaging 18.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.