Veteran point guard Goran Dragic has signed a one-year contract to play for the Chicago Bulls, the player’s agent, Bill Duffy, confirmed on Monday. This comes after the 36-year-old player played for Brooklyn Nets last season, helping them to clinch a playoff spot. The Slovenian player proved to be a hot commodity last summer, with the Nets having to fend off the interest of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, and Milwaukee Bucks in order to land his signature. The Nets were also in the fray, albeit less successful than this time around.
Dragic has a reputation for shining during the playoff rounds of the NBA season, averaging 19 points per game when he helped the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals in 2020 before being sidelined by a plantar fasciitis injury. Yet again, Dragic found his form during the playoffs when representing the Nets last season, averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in just under 20 minutes per game.
With Dragic in their arsenal, the Bulls will be eager to improve on their showing last season. While successful in clinching a playoff spot, the Bulls lost out to the Milwaukee Bucks in the race for the Atlantic Division title before once again losing to the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.