Report: These 6 Teams Now In "Aggressive Pursuit" Of Goran Dragic

When the San Antonio Spurs consummate the expected buyout of Goran Dragic this week, there will be a mad scramble for what NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski now calls "the top player on the buyout market." He reports that no less than 6 teams will be in "aggressive pursuit" of signing the 35-year-old point guard. 

The "formidable list", as Woj puts it, is as follows:

Golden State Warriors

As noted by Evan Webeck of the Mercury News, the Warriors still haven't solved an issue that they came into the season with, which is finding a suitable backup point guard who can distribute and create for others. A true backup point guard is on their list of needs. 

Los Angeles Lakers

No doubt the Lakers will be vying for lots of help on the buyout market, but a backup ballhandler is certainly one of their needs, ever since they let Dennis Schroder walk in free agency. In fact, if they can't land Dragic, Schroder is on their list for a possible reunion. 

Los Angeles Clippers

The Lakers' roommates are also in desperate need of a backup point guard. 

Milwaukee Bucks

The long-term injury for guard Pat Connaughton leaves the Bucks light in the backcourt. Dragic is on their radar

Chicago Bulls

Another team that's hurting in the guard department, and that's mainly because they have so many key guards that are, indeed, hurt. Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso are still weeks away from returning, while Zach LaVine is out with knee soreness, and will be visiting a specialist

Brooklyn Nets

While Ben Simmons will take some time to get into game shape, and Kyrie Irving only playing half their games, a point guard like Dragic could come in handy for this team that, like many on this list, have championship aspirations. 

As Wojnarowski notes, the Dallas Mavericks, once thought to be the leading contender for Dragic, already addressed their point guard needs at the trade deadline, acquiring Spencer Dinwiddie in return for Kristaps Porzingis.

Dragic has been out since November, after leaving the Raptors for "personal reasons" and never returning. All of these teams, however, according to Woj, are "confident that he has stayed in excellent condition while working out in South Florida and can contribute in short order on a new team."

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