Celtics waive Zoran Dragic, who plans to return to Europe

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Two weeks ago, the Heat traded Zoran Dragic (brother of Goran) to the Celtics along with a future second-round pick. The Heat wanted to save money, and the Celtics picked up an asset in the deal. Now, to the surprise of no one, the Celtics have waived the younger Dragic. They announced the move in a press release:

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived guard/forward Zoran Dragic.

Dragic, a 6’5” guard/forward, was originally acquired by the Celtics along with a future second round pick and cash considerations from the Miami Heat on July 27, 2015. He appeared in 16 games split between the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat during the 2014-15 season and averaged 1.8 points in 4.7 minutes per game over that span. He posted a season-high 22 points on 9-17 (.529) shooting from the field, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 41 minutes of action against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 2015.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein tweets that Dragic plans to return to Europe, where he will be able to get more consistent minutes than he would have in the NBA:

When the Heat traded Zoran to the Celtics after maxing out Goran, it was the second move this summer that broke up a pair of brothers who had been teammates. But unlike the Morris twins, who by all accounts are extremely unhappy to be separated, all indications are that Goran is happy with this move. His brother wants a bigger role and more minutes, and he’ll get that overseas. Good for him.