The Dallas Mavericks are expected to explore the possibility of signing veteran point guard Goran Dragic this offseason, Marc Stein reports. Dragic spent the last season with the Nets under former teammate Steve Nash and now he will be a free agent.
If Dallas signs the veteran guard, he will meet the fellow Slovenian and former Slovenia NT teammate Luka Doncic. According to Stein, the Mavs will prioritize adding more depth in the wing in the free agency.
Dragic is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career, as he was often a healthy scratch during his time with the Raptors and stepped away from the team for personal reasons. He joined the Nets in February but his role was again limited.
Dragic appeared in 21 games and averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds, while shooting 37.7 percent from the floor and 25.4 percent from beyond the arc. Dragic has a strong resume and if he remains healthy he can be a valuable piece to a contender.
Dragic was named an All-Star for the only time in 2017-18 while with the Heat, and he was both a third-team All-NBA selection and the NBA Most Improved Player in 2013-14 with the Suns. Just a few days ago, the Mavs agreed to a deal to bring Christian Wood from Houston.
The trade will be materialized after the NBA Draft. The top priority for Dallas will be keeping Jalen Brunson in Texas, but if they cannot sign the unrestricted free agent, then the former Nets’ guard can offer some of what Brunson brings in the offensive end.