It has been an interesting summer in the NBA so far. Free agency starts on the 1st of July, but several moves have already been made. The players are changing teams, but also one of the biggest moves was the departure of the Cavaliers' GM David Griffin. Brook Lopez went from Brooklyn to the Lakers, and Dwight Howard found a new home in Charlotte Hornets. One of the teams that was mentioned the most so far in the offseason is the Miami Heat.

Several players were mentioned in the context of possibly joining the Heat this summer, including the likes of Gordon Hayward and Paul George. So far, no move was made by the Heat, and they still await to see whether or not Dion Waiters will resign with the team.

With Chris Bosh's career being over due to severe illness, so is his contract with Miami and they will have around $40 million in cap space this summer.

Pacers interested in Goran Dragic

The Heat are looking to improve their roster during this season, and one of the things they don't want to allow is losing one of their best players - Goran Dragic. The Slovenian point guard is fresh off his best season with Miami as he averaged 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game during the 2016/2017 campaign.

Dragic has three more years left on his contract with the Heat before he becomes a free agent in 2020. Dragic played 73 games with Miami this past season and showed he could be counted on as he was one of the most consistent players in the league.

CBS Sports' Ethan Skolnick reported earlier today that several teams around the league, including the Indiana Pacers, have inquired about the services of Goran Dragic. Apparently, the Heat have rejected every offer so far for their point guard, and it is not probable that he will leave Florida anytime soon.

George to Miami, Dragic to the Pacers?

Obviously, the Heat would love to trade Dragic to Indiana if Paul George's name is included in the mix.

However, the Pacers don't seem to be ready to make this deal happen, as they are still exploring their options regarding Paul George. George informed the Pacers earlier this month that he will not resign with the team next summer as he looks to move on in his career. The Heat were mentioned several times as the possible landing spot for George, and now with Dragic in the mix, maybe this deal could be pulled off after all.

Miami has the 14th pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and maybe this pick is another asset for them to use in a potential deal for George. One thing is for sure; Pat Riley will do anything necessary to make the Heat relevant again in the Eastern Conference.

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