Although free agents could start negotiating with teams at 6 p.m. on Friday, they couldn’t put pen to paper until today at 12:01 p.m. And the Miami Heat announced that Goran Dragic re-signed with Miami earlier today.
Dragic’s contract is a two-year, $37.5 million deal, with the second year being a team option. Dragic will earn $18 million this season.
According to a league source, Goran Dragic's new deal with the Heat is two years, $37.5 million with a team option in the second year. $18 million in the first year and 19.5 million in the second year.— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) November 20, 2020
In a statement, Pat Riley called it “essential” to bring back Dragic. The 34-year-old point guard played a vital role during Miami’s 2019-20 season, first as the sixth man role during the regular season and then a starter for the playoffs. There, he played arguably the best basketball of his career.
Boston going full switch-everything has slowed Miami's offense, but it's all relative when Dragic is hitting this. pic.twitter.com/sHXBXTi9e6— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) September 18, 2020
Unfortunately, he suffered a plantar fascia tear in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He returned in a limited role in Game 6, but has said that he has recovered. He will probably go back to a sixth man role for this upcoming regular season.