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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.
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.”