Dragic announced his decision to re-sign with the Heat in a tweet posted one minute after free agency opened at 6 p.m. EST on Friday. He'll reportedly earn $18 million over two years, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press.
But it wasn't the money that kept him in Miami. It was a phone call from Butler, per Reynolds:
That wasn't the only tactic the Heat took with the guard. Miami also placed billboards in Dragic's hometown in Slovenia encouraging him to return to the team:
While the team's method was a great look, it seems Butler's approach was more effective.