The Miami Heat announced on Jan. 13 that point guard Goran Dragic was dealing with a calf injury. However, he's ready to return.
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Dragic Active vs. Bucks
Friday, Jan. 29
The Heat announced Dragic will be available on a minutes restriction Friday.
What Dragic Provides in Miami Backcourt
As the Heat's starting point guard, Dragic hasn't been relied on as the type of scorer that saw him average more than 16 points per game in each of his last three seasons, which helped in the departure of Mario Chalmers.
His assists have been down, too, so it hasn't been the best start to his five-year deal with Miami worth $85 million, via Spotrac.com.
Dragic doesn't mind pushing the pace and running the floor. He's a gifted passer, and his aggressive play does open up opportunities for the Heat offense. But Miami is averaging less than 97 points per game this season, so there's room for improvement.
While they haven't exactly been clicking, the Heat are the No. 7 team in the Eastern Conference with a 25-21 record. Dragic's return will hopefully only push the team further up the standings.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.