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Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic give honest take on new contact-tracing devices

Heat, Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic

With the NBA further intensifying their contact-tracing efforts against COVID-19, players and team personnel are now being required to wear contact sensor devices. For the Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic, the pair appear to be in full support of the league’s new policy.

According to Herro, the device is barely noticeable:

“You really don’t even know that you have it on,” said Miami’s 2nd-year guard, via Khobi Price of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “You just tuck it in your pants on this little velcro thing and you really can’t even tell, so it’s not that big of a deal for us.”

It’s great to hear how players aren’t complaining about the league’s continued efforts to combat the dreaded virus. After all, it’s for the own good of the players anyway. Kudos to the commissioner Adam Silver and his team for turning to technology in an attempt to suppress the spread of COVID-19.

For his part, Dragic echoed his Heat teammate’s thoughts:

“We’re going to adapt,” Dragic said. “It’s no problem. We’re going to have the sensors around our necks when we fly, when we’re in hotel and then when we practice, we’ve got it in our shorts. It’s not a big deal.”

The Heat kick off a four-game road trip on Saturday against the Washington Wizards. They take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday and cap off their trip with two games against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday and Thursday. Needless to say, it’s going to be a tough week ahead for the defending Eastern Conference champs.