Goran Dragic’s trade gets brutal honesty from Erik Spoelstra

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Veteran goalie Goran Dragic quickly became a fan favorite during his stint with the Miami Heat. His gentle personality, devilish urges and underrated tenacity made him a quintessential actor in the famous Heat culture.

But as they say, all good things come to an end. Dragic was let go by the Heat in the offseason to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors. Obviously, it was not an easy decision to make, given that Dragic has given the team so much in seven seasons.

For Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, however, there’s no need to water down his decision to trade Dragic (via the Miami Herald).

“At the end of the day, this is a profitable business. It’s about winning.

But Spoelstra, who led the Heat to two NBA titles, also made it clear that there was no resentment between him and Dragic. He even shared a story about how he met the devious playmaker’s family.

“But you also really want to be able to develop lasting and meaningful relationships. This is the part that you cherish the most. It is most rewarding in this profession for all of us, when you have these shared experiences that build amazing. This is what I have with Goran. I obviously think back to the really competitive experiences we had in the playoffs. But just as important and just as rewarding for me are traveling to Slovenia and visiting him and his family, and seeing where he was from, how he is doing and how people are responding to him in his country. It was very cool. “

Dragic averaged 18.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game during his productive tenure with the Heat.

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