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Heat secure Dragic, working toward Wade at start of free agency

Heat secure Dragic, working toward Wade at start of free agency

It began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, and already one piece of the Miami Heat's offseason puzzle is complete, with multiple outlets reporting the Heat have agreed to terms with free agent guard Goran Dragic. Not only did the Heat speak with free-agent guard Dwyane Wade in advance of the opening bell of the league's offseason free-agent free-for-all, but ESPN and Yahoo reported the agreement on a five-year, $90 million deal with Dragic at the start of the process. The $18 million average brings in Dragic well below what could have been a maximum deal considering the leverage the guard had, after the Heat dealt two potential lottery picks to the Phoenix Suns for the guard in...

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