By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
An extended stay in the Orlando bubble and an injury forcing him out from the majority of the NBA Finals may not be the final chapter of the story for Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat. The first Slovenian to reach the 10,000-point mark in the NBA is determined to recover and sign up for a seventh campaign with the Miami organization.
“So I don’t need to go to the doctor, no surgery, nothing,” he said following the season-ending Game 6 referring to the torn plantar fascia suffered in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series versus the Los Angeles Lakers, “But like I said, the one thing that I didn’t have was time, and it was tough.”
Few expected the Heat to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2020 NBA Finals. An improbable run highlighted by solid team efforts throughout the postseason largely influenced by Dragic delivered knockout blows to the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics. “What we’ve built is something special and we’ll be back,” he noted in a message to fans posted on social media.
— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) October 12, 2020
He will become a free agent whenever the free agency is launched, but Dragic looks a lock to re-sign with his current team. He was traded to the Heat in February 2015 and a few months later inked a five-year contract.
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