Monday July 27th, 2015

The Miami Heat have traded guard/forward Zoran Dragic and a 2020 second-round pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a 2019 protected draft pick, the team announced Monday. 

The Boston Globe reports the Heat will pay the remainder for Dragic's salary for the upcoming season and Boston intends to waive his contract. 

The 2019 draft pick acquired by Miami is so heavily protected that it "will likely never actually change hands," according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. 

The 26-year-old averaged 1.8 points in 16 games for the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat last season. The Heat acquired Dragic at last year's trade deadline in a deal with the Suns that also included his brother, Goran. Goran Dragic signed a five-year, $85 million deal with Miami earlier this month.

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- Rohan Nadkarni

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