On Wednesday, former Heat guard Dwyane Wade told CSN Chicago’s Chuck Garfien that Rondo is the best guard he’s ever played with. When asked about Wade’s comments, Goran Dragic, who played with Wade the last two seasons, didnt feel bothered about them.
“No,” Dragic said of perhaps being bothered by such web fodder. “I mean, of course, he’s his teammate.”
Dragic also says there is no feud between the two players.
“I even texted him before training camp,” Dragic said Thursday, “wishing him all the best for this season, ‘be healthy,’ and he texted me the same thing. Like all my teammates, I think they’re the best.”
Throughout his career, Wade has played with point guards like Jason Williams, Gary Payton, and Mario Chalmers. He also played with Goran Dragic in his last two seasons in Miami.
Dragic knows that Rondo is a truer point guard than he is. Rondo, who averaged 11.7 assists per game last season, is a pass first point guard. Dragic, however, is more of a score-first type of guard who’s also played at the shooting guard position.
“I’m not like [John] Stockton or those guys,” Dragic said. “I mean, I feel like I’m a combo guard. If you look at the past, I’ve played the two-guard, I’ve played the one-guard. So I can do both positions. I feel like this is an advantage to play two positions.”
The last two seasons, Dragic played off the ball while Wade handled most of the point guard duties. With Wade now gone, Dragic is expected to have the ball a lot more and will be the primary facilitator for the Heat this season.