Goran Dragic has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal to stay with the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He did not get the maximum contract that he previously intended. Dragic was planning to receive a max of 30 percent of the salary cap in year one.
Dragic was looking for something in the ballpark of $110 million for 5 years. The main reason why this money problem came about in the first place was due to the overpaying of Bosh’s $118 million deal last year. The deal was offered to keep him in Miami after LeBron James fled South Beach in 2014. Dragic likely took a discount for Pat Riley & Micky Arison to have the flexibility to pay Dwyane Wade and still bring other roleplayers around them.
Dragic has made it clear he wants to play with Wade. Putting Chris Bosh back in the mix as well as newly drafted Justise Winslow, there might be a bigger plan than we may think for the Miami Heat.
So far, if my predictions remain true, in coming days you will see a deal with Dwyane Wade resigning either 1-Yr about close to $20 million then resigning for max next year or 3-Yr $45-50 million deal. Heat Fans don’t worry, you could relax a bit. The storm is almost over now.
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