The Miami Heat do not have a lot of things going for them this season. Even before the campaign started, they already had to deal with two major blows as Dwyane Wade decided to join the Chicago Bulls while Chris Bosh failed his physical and appears to have his days numbered in South Beach.
Adding to their woes is the abundance of injuries to their key players. Earlier this week, their second-year forward Justise Winslow underwent surgery on his shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season. He has produced decent numbers for the team and is a fixture in their rotation which makes his loss even tougher for the Heat.
Given their predicament, rumors have surfaced that the team is looking to trade their starting point guard, Goran Dragic, to cut-down on their payroll and also tank for a high pick in the deep draft next year. However, the Heat have not been successful in getting a lot of interest from other teams as they are reportedly asking for too much in return for the Slovenian point guard.
“Given this week’s loss of Justise Winslow for the season, on top of the ongoing unavailability of Chris Bosh, Miami would seem to have more motivation than ever to fully embrace The Tank and start shopping Goran Dragic.”
“Miami’s price for acquiring Dragic, however, is still said to be too high to encourage any serious trade discussions.”
Following their loss on Sunday against the L.A. Clippers, the Heat saw their record fall to 11-28 which is currently the second-worst in the league. If they continue to lose with him still in the lineup, it may force management to listen more to offers for Dragic and lower the price tag they placed on him. Should that be the case, Miami might just let him go for even less than what they are asking for right now to lessen their losses this season.