NBA Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots For Goran Dragic

NBA trade season is officially over as Thursday's 3:00 PM NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone.  That being said, many teams will still be actively looking to add that one last piece to the championship puzzle, but they will have to rely on the actions of others in order to do so.  Many players are expected to be bought out of their current contracts, making them free agents and allowing them to sign with any team they choose.  Over the next couple of days, we will be looking at some of those buyout candidates, and which teams they will most likely end up with for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

This article is highlighting the San Antonio Spurs' newly acquired PG Goran Dragic.

Dallas Mavericks

One of the worst kept secrets in the NBA this season has been Goran Dragic's desire to play in Dallas alongside his fellow countryman Luka Doncic.  While Luka and Goran may have a mutual interest in playing together, the Mavericks' moves on deadline day hardly left any playing time for the 35-year-old floor general.  The Mavericks already had point guards Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, and Frank Nitilikina on their roster before adding Spencer Dinwiddie as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade.  A healthy and motivated Dragic is likely a better option than Burke or Nitilikina and he can play off the ball as well, but unless the former All-Star is happy sitting on the bench, Dallas might not be the best fit.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks could use a player like Dragic as they attempt to repeat as NBA champions.  The Bucks depth has taken a hit this year as they have been without center Brook Lopez, who started 70 games during the regular season and all of the Bucks playoffs games, as well.  Backup point guard George Hill is currently dealing with a neck issue, and Pat Connaughton will be missing time with a hand fracture.  All this adds up to the Bucks needing more players, and while Dragic can't fill the void up front left by Lopez, he could play a similar role to that of Jeff Teague during last year's playoff run, playing 10-15 minutes a game behind Jrue Holiday.

Los Angeles Clippers

If the biggest determining factor for the 6'3" guard is playing time, then the Los Angeles Clippers could be the best fit for Goran Dragic.  The Clippers have been decimated by injuries to stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George yet they still hold the 8th spot in the Western Conference currently.  The Clippers' primary ball-handlers are Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard, and Dragic could definitely provide some relief as they await the possible return of Paul George later this season ahead of an unlikely playoff push (Leonard is not expected to return at any point this season).

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