Dragic, Leonard announce they'll stay with Heat

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MIAMI — Goran Dragic has repeatedly said that he wants to finish his career in Miami. Meyers Leonard ended last season wanting a second run with the Heat.

As such, their time as free agents didn’t last long.

Dragic and Leonard have both decided to return to the reigning Eastern Conference champions.

Dragic’s deal is for two years, with a team option in the second year, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Leonard’s deal is also for two years and worth nearly $20 million, agents Aaron Mintz and Dave Spahn told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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The Heat still have flexibility with their $9.3 million midlevel and $3.6 million biannual exception after these signings, according to Marks. They have 12 players under contract with a projected $20 million below the tax.

“Happy to be back,” Dragic told the AP. “That was my plan, to come back, but in this crazy business you never know.”

The Heat won the East as a No. 5 seed last season, Jimmy Butler‘s first in Miami and a season in which the team’s young core — All-Star Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro and Kendrick

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