Erik Spoelstra

Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue over the next few weeks.

His opinion on all that is clear: He wants to stay in Miami for a long time.

And the way he's playing now, the Heat probably aren't eager to lose their point guard.

In a season filled with problems for the Heat, this is at least a nice problem to have. Dragic's stock may be rising on that trade market, in concert with him getting more and more comfortable being a leader in Miami. He had 32 points Thursday in Miami's 99-95 win over Dallas, shooting 11 for 15 and knocking down all four of his 3-point tries.

"He's improved...

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