Miami Heat Rumors: Goran Dragic To Sacramento Kings For DeMarcus Cousins?
The Miami Heat are entering a new era after the two remnants of their vaunted big three are now gone as well. LeBron James is already with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade signed with the Chicago Bulls, while Chris Bosh is not expected to return any time soon due to health reasons.Advertisement
With the Heat are moving on from their Big Three era, they are expected to move pieces as well, either to clear salary cap space or to acquire valuable assets. And among the possible trade pieces for the Heat is starting point guard Goran Dragic.
According to ESPN, the Heat have talked to the Sacramento Kings numerous times since July. While no details were revealed, it was speculated that Dragic was mentioned in the negotiation, considering the fact that the Kings are in dire need for a point guard after Rajon Rondo left for Chicago.
The report pointed out that sending Dragic to the Kings is a tempting option for the Heat. However, it is worth nothing that the Kings might not be able to provide the trade package that they are looking for.
The Heat are expected to ask for valuable pieces in return, considering the fact that they gave up two first-round picks for Dragic before. They had the opportunity to sign Dragic in the summer of 2015, but they did not wait, trading picks to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for his services instead.
DeMarcus Cousins To Miami Heat?
If the Kings and the Heat decide to sit down, DeMarcus Cousins will likely be mentioned in the deal. However, the superstar center will certainly not be moved in a trade between the two teams. The Kings want to keep him, while the Heat do not need him because they already have a starting center in Hassan Whiteside.
The best possible target for the Heat is Rudy Gay. According to Hoopshype, the athletic forward will likely be dealt and the Heat is one of his preferred landing spots.
The tricky part is if the Heat will decide to trade Dragic for Gay, knowing that they can just sign the 30-year-old as a free agent next summer. But if the Heat just want to dump salary, they can trade Dragic for Gay, and let the latter walk away in free agency next offseason.
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