The 2018-19 season marked Dragic's 11th in the league and fourth with the Heat. Coming off his first All-Star season, Dragic was slowed by knee surgery that limited him to 36 games (22 starts). It was an unusual turn of events for the veteran guard, who'd generally been a model of consistency, having started at least 70 games in each of the previous six seasons. Despite the injury, Dragic still managed to provide solid production in points (13.7), assists (4.8) and rebounds (3.1) when he was on the court. Dragic's season got off to a good start, as he led the Heat in scoring in the season opener with 26 points in a loss to Orlando. He went on to score at least 20 points in seven of his first 12 games before the knee injury began to bother him. Dragic underwent surgery on Dec. 19 and was kept out of action until Feb. 23, when he came off the bench to score four points in 16 minutes. He continued to play mostly off the bench until late March, when he worked his way back into the starting lineup. Dragic's late-season return to the starting five led to his highest-scoring game of the year, a 30-point effort Apr. 1 against Boston. That came right on the heels of another spectacular effort Mar. 28, when he posted a 23-point, 12-rebound, 11-assist triple-double against Dallas. Dragic also turned in three double-doubles on the season.2017
Dragic provided his usual steady leadership as Miami's floor general in 2017-18. He started all 75 games in which he played and paced the squad with per-game averages of 17.3 points and 4.8 assists. He also knocked down 1.5 three-pointers per game on 37.0 perecent shooting while converting 80.1 percent of his free throws. Dragic's outstanding play helped him earn a pair of NBA Player of the Week honors as well as his first All-Star selection. The veteran logged 11 minutes for Team LeBron in the February exhibition, scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds. He set a season high with 33 points against Detroit on Feb. 3. Dragic later matched that total when he torched the Kings for another 33 points on Mar. 14, which he followed up two days later by scoring 30 against Lakers. In all, he scored 30-plus points five times. He notched three double-doubles during the campaign, including 24 points and a season-high 13 assists in a victory over Detroit on Jan. 3. Dragic's contributions helped Miami earn a sixth-place finish in the East and a berth in the playoffs. Although the Heat were eliminated in the first round, Dragic averaged 18.6 points and 4.6 assists per game. He scored 20-plus points three times in Miami's five-game set against the Sixers.2016
Dragic's 2016-17 season saw his offensive game return to its old heights. He played in 73 games (all starts) for the Heat, averaging 20.3 points -- equaling his career-best mark from 2013-14. Dragic also contributed 5.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game, precisely cloning his numbers in those categories from the 2015-16 campaign. He set a new personal best for assists in a game on Nov. 28, when he recorded 17 dimes alongside 27 points against Boston. Dragic piled up 30-plus points on seven occasions, with his highest-scoring effort coming Dec. 12 against Washington. In that game, he notched 34 points to go with five rebounds, five assists and a steal. Dragic notched six double-doubles, scoring 20-plus points in five of those games. In fact, he cleared 20 points on 39 occasions over the course of the season. Dragic hit on a remarkable 40.5 percent of his 3-point attempts, marking the second time in his career that he cleared the 40 percent threshold in that category. His 1.6 made threes per game tied his career-high mark from 2013-14. On Feb. 6 against the Timberwolves, Dragic set another personal best with seven successful 3-pointers.2015
After getting traded to Miami the year before, Dragic signed a five-year deal with the Heat ahead of the 2015-16 season. He started all 73 contests in which he appeared, averaging 14.1 points, 5.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds across 32.8 minutes while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. A calf injury cost Dragic eight games in January, but he didn't suffer any long-term effects from it. Dragic posted a dozen games with 20-plus points, peaking with 26 (as well as nine assists) in a Mar. 11 win over the Bulls. He turned in five double-doubles, including a career-high 12 rebounds in another win over the Bulls on Apr. 7. All in all, Dragic notched five double-doubles during the season. His efforts helped the Heat to the third seed in the Eastern Conference, bringing Dragic back to postseason play for the first time since 2009-10. Over the course of 14 playoff games, Dragic posted 16.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest. His 25 points powered the Heat's Game 7 win in the first round against Charlotte, and he scored 30 in a Game 6 victory over Toronto in the second round.2014
Dragic delivered another effective campaign in 2014-15, averaging 16.3 points across two stops while shooting more than 50 percent (50.1, to be precise) from the field for the second consecutive season. He started the year with the Suns, playing 52 games (all starts) before being dealt to the Heat in a three-team trade on Feb. 19. Despite the change of uniform, Dragic remained almost metronomically consistent, posting nearly identical stats in his 26 games with Miami. His scoring ticked up slightly (from 16.2 points per game to 16.6) and he did some more distributing (5.3 assists per game vs. 4.1), but overall, it was a testament to the steadiness of Dragic's game. Dragic's top two performances of the year came just three days apart when he was still with the Suns, though. First, he scored a season-high 34 points against the Pacers on Dec. 2, and he followed that up with a 28-point, 13-assist dismantling of the Mavericks on Dec. 5. Dragic delivered another 28-point game as a member of the Heat on Apr. 7. The veteran guard notched four double-doubles on the season -- two for each team. That included his first double-digit-rebounding effort since 2011.2013
The 2013-14 season saw Dragic play a new role, as he shifted to shooting guard following the Suns' offseason acquisition of Eric Bledsoe. Dragic responded with the finest season of his career. He appeared in 76 games (75 starts) and averaged an easily career-high 20.3 points along with 3.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 35.1 minutes. Dragic did so while shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from downtown -- both career highs as well. The Slovenian registered 30-plus points eight times during the campaign and notched seven double-doubles. On Feb. 3, he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second time in his career. In fact, February was a big month for him in general. Dragic posted his three biggest offensive performances in February. On Feb. 8, he put up a 34-point, 10-assist effort in a win over Golden State. On Feb. 23, he racked up 35 points against Houston. Five days later, he hit 40 points for the first time in his career in a win over New Orleans. Those performances made Dragic the first player since Rod Strickland in 1985-86 to set new career highs in scoring three times in the same month. He was also the sixth player in league history to join the 20-50-40 club (averaging 20-plus points while shooting 50-plus percent from the field and 40-plus percent from three). Dragic's accomplishments earned him the NBA's Most Improved Player Award, and he was named to the All-NBA Third Team as well.2012
Following his breakout season in Houston, Dragic entered free agency and signed a four-year, $30 million deal to return to Phoenix. His second stint with the Suns went much differently from the first, as Dragic stepped into a full-time starting role this time around. He played in 77 games (all as a starter), setting new career highs with 14.7 points, 7.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 33.5 minutes per game. The 6-foot-3 guard opened the season by scoring in double figures for 17 consecutive games and closed out the campaign by doing the same for 15 consecutive contests. The latter stretch included his two highest-scoring efforts of the season: a near-triple-double with 31 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds against Brooklyn on Mar. 24, then a 32-point effort against the Warriors on Apr. 5. He recorded a career-high 18 assists against the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 18, adding 16 points. In all, Dragic piled up 19 double-doubles on the season and scored 20-plus points on 15 occasions.2011
Dragic benefited from much more opportunity in his third NBA season, playing in all 66 games for the Rockets in the lockout-shortened campaign. His minutes spiked to 26.5 per game and he made 28 starts -- a major departure from his first two seasons. Dragic answered the bell with new career-high averages in points (11.7), assists (5.3), rebounds (2.5) and steals (1.3). He improved his shooting percentage to 46.2 and his free-throw percentage to 80.5 -- also both career bests. The Slovenian was even better when he got the chance to start, averaging 18.0 points, 8.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds in those contests. Dragic's most impressive performance came Apr. 6 against the Lakers, when he registered 26 points alongside 11 assists and three steals in 38 minutes. He scored 20-plus points 13 times and notched eight double-doubles during the campaign. In one of those, Mar. 17 against the Clippers, Dragic set a new personal best with 14 assists to go with 11 points.2010
Dragic started the 2010-11 season with the Suns, playing 48 games (two as a starter) while averaging 7.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists across 17.8 minutes per contest. His finest performance was a 17-point, 10-assist effort against the Charlotte Bobcats on Nov. 20. On Feb. 24, the Slovenian was traded to the Rockets in exchange for Aaron Brooks. He debuted for his new team two nights later, playing 10 minutes and scoring six points against the Trail Blazers. Dragic largely played the same rotational reserve role in Houston that he had in Phoenix, but he again showed the ability to pop when given the chance. On Apr. 13, the last game of regular season, he notched the first triple-double of his career with 11 each of points, rebounds and assists against Minnesota. Over the course of his 22 games (three starts) with Houston, Dragic averaged 7.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17.2 minutes.2009
Dragic appeared in 80 games (two starts) for the Suns in 2009-10, playing a more substantial bench role than he had in his rookie season. The Slovenian guard averaged 7.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 18.0 minutes per game, and he shot an impressive 39.4 percent from long range. On Jan. 25 against the Jazz, Dragic exploded for his best performance of the season, recording a season-high 32 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-7 from downtown. He also recorded a pair of 20-point efforts. Dragic posted his first career double-double on Feb. 23, racking up 16 points and 10 assists against the Thunder. That was one of three games in which Dragic posted 10 dimes. Dragic also got his first taste of NBA postseason experience, and despite coming off the bench throughout the playoffs, he had several productive outings. Over the course of just 17:27 in Game 3 of the second round against the Spurs, Dragic posted 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting, adding three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. He scored 23 of those points in the final quarter, leading the Suns to a comeback win.2008
Dragic was selected in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft, 45th overall, by the Spurs. He was immediately traded to the Suns, with whom he signed a three-year rookie deal in September after they completed his buyout from Spanish club TAU Ceramica. Dragic proceeded to play played 55 games (one start) for Phoenix, recording averages of 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 13.2 minutes per game. His lone start came Nov. 14, when he posted five points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 30 minutes against the Kings. He scored in double figures six times during his rookie year. On Feb. 26, the Slovenian scored a season-high 14 points against the Lakers. He also showed potential as a distributor when given the opportunity, dishing out a season-high eight assists against Minnesota on Apr. 11.
June 26, 2008Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
June 28, 2008Traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Phoenix Suns for Malik Hairston, cash and a 2009 2nd round draft pick
September 1, 2008Signed a three-year contract with the Phoenix Suns
February 24, 2011Traded by the Phoenix Suns with a 2011 1st round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks.
July 19, 2012Signed a four-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
February 19, 2015As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Phoenix Suns with Zoran Dragic to the Miami Heat in exchange for Danny Granger, a 2017 1st round draft pick and a 2021 1st round draft pick
July 9, 2015Signed a five-year contract with the Miami Heat