Heat’s Goran Dragic again listed as doubtful for Game 6 of NBA Finals vs. Lakers
Goran Dragić doesn’t want to be a liability on the floor. Unsure if he can return during the series. pic.twitter.com/oYfkRvBLqo
— Brendan Tobin (@Brendan_Tobin) October 5, 2020
Losing Dragic has been really tough on the Heat so far this series. Prior to the finals, the veteran point guard was averaging just under 20 points, 4.5 assists and four rebounds while playing nearly 34 minutes per game for the Heat. He was their secondary scorer and the catalyst for their offense, especially in transition.
Dragic injured his foot early in Game 1, tearing the plantar fascia muscle in his foot. This is an injury that usually takes eight-to-12 weeks to fully recover from. He is hoping to play after just 11 days.
On October 5th, Dragic recorded an interview with Brendan Tobin, where he spoke out about potentially being out for the entire series, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
The loss of Dragic forces the Heat to go deeper into their rotation and turn to undrafted rookie Kendrick Nunn to play critical minutes. They will also look to rookie phenom, Tyler Herro, to play some point guard in this series.
With or without Dragic, the Heat will look to steal another game from the Lakers and extend this series to seven games.