If the Heat are to make the playoffs this season, the burden will fall on the shoulders of Goran Dragic. And he's up to the task.
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The Miami Heat were hit hard by the news of Chris Bosh’s health scare. With their superstar in stable condition, though, the team can move on to the issue of playing basketball. And with Bosh out, getting Goran Dragic up to speed and ready to play Heat basketball is job number one for head coach Erik Spoelstra and the rest of the Miami organization.
“One of my biggest priorities will be to make Goran feel comfortable as soon as we can,” coach Erik Spoelstra said Sunday afternoon at the Heat’s annual Family Festival. “That’s why we came in… [for] an optional workout that most of the guys showed up to.
“We’ve had to do this already, three, four, five times, where we’ve had to try to get organized with a different lineup, and we’ve become pretty efficient in fast-tracking that process. How long that will take for him, I don’t know, but it’s a priority for me. He’s a high-IQ player. He’ll be able to pick thing up quickly, find out where he can be aggressive and help the team, and that’s what [Sunday] was about.”