Toronto Raptors’ Goran Dragic, right, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ Shake Milton during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)
| January 1, 2022, 3:02 PM
Toronto Raptors guard Goran Dragic looks to be keeping himself in game shape.
The 35-year-old posted a video on his Instagram account–which has since been deleted– of himself taking shots and working with a trainer at the Miami Heat’s practice facility.
The Raptors announced that Dragic was taking a leave of absence with full support from the team, to handle a personal matter. There was no set timeline for Dragic’s return.
Dragic arrived in Toronto during the off-season as part of the sign-and-trade deal that sent Kyle Lowry to the Heat.
The veteran guard has appeared in five games for the Raptors this season, averaging eight points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 18 minutes per game.
Dragic, who carries a cap hit of $19.4 million that expires after this season, has been the subject of trade rumours since being acquired from the Heat.