MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Amid rumors of a trade involving Miami’s Goran Dragic and the Sacramento Kings, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra reportedly told the point guard that they’re not true.READ MORE: Woman Arrested Following Fight At Miami International Airport
According to the Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, Spoelstra addressed the trade rumor directly with Dragic and put the rumor to rest.
The Miami Herald also squashed the rumor.
As we reported this week, Heat not shopping Dragic, is eager to see this team together to open season.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 20, 2016READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
Kings small forward Rudy Gay was mentioned in the trade. If not via trade, Jackson believes the Heat may still pursue him.
Heat not pursuing trade with Gay/Dragic at this time, but might pursue Gay in 2017 free agency as secondary option. https://t.co/D7Jt1bTqX0
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 20, 2016
It’s been a difficult offseason for Heat fans, who will have to cope without Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in uniform. The team now turns to youngsters Hassan Whiteside and Justise Winslow, and it remains to be seen who else is truly in the organization’s long-term plans.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Popular Japanese Restaurant Uchi Miami Finds Home In Wynwood
Wade returns to Miami for the first time when the Bulls visit on November 10th.