Veteran Guard Goran Dragic Signs with the Nets

Goran Dragic in 2017
Goran Dragic in 2017. Photo by Jussi Nukari/REX/Shutterstock

According to multiple reports, veteran point guard Goran Dragic is joining the Brooklyn Nets. Dragic, who recently agreed to a contract buyout with the San Antonio Spurs, is expected to sign a deal for the rest of the 2021-22 season.

Dragic was a highly sought-after player recently, with multiple teams pushing for his signature, including the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the 35-year-old Slovenian picked the Nets, believing they give him the best chance to play a significant role on a contender. He will also reunite with Brooklyn’s head coach Steve Nash, who was his teammate with the Phoenix Suns.

While the Nets are yet to make the news official, Dragic’s agent Bill Duffy already confirmed the news to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Goran Dragic started 2021-22 with the Toronto Raptors, where he arrived in a sign-and-trade deal that sent Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat. Dragic played five games for the rebuilding Raptors early in the season but saw limited minutes and averaged just 8.0 points per game. He was later removed from the rotation altogether and practiced away from the team while waiting to get traded.

Toronto managed to trade Dragic to the Spurs ahead of the trade deadline, but San Antonio didn’t show any interest in keeping him on their roster. Instead, the two sides agreed to a buyout several days later.

Goran Dragic, who is best known for his time with the Suns and Miami Heat, has one NBA All-Star appearance on his resume while being named NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2014. His career stats include 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game.

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