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Heat take risk in trading for Dragic

Let's take a look at how the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans did in their three-way trade Thursday. Here's a breakdown of the deal:

Heat get: guards Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic
Pelicans get: guard Norris Cole, forward Shawne Williams
Suns get: forwards Danny Granger and John Salmons, center Justin Hamilton, 2017 Miami first-round pick (top-seven protected), 2021 Miami first-round pick

Miami Heat: C

This is perhaps the NBA's most fascinating and riskiest trade since the Brooklyn Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Celtics at the 2013 draft. I can see a scenario in which acquiring Dragic propels the Heat back into contention, which seemed impossible after LeBron James' departure. I can also see a scenario in which Miami has given up two lottery picks for the right to overpay a guard who's already peaked.