Chicago Bulls Waive 15-Year Veteran


Ever since the signing of buyout guard Patrick Beverley seven days ago, it was only a matter of time before the Chicago Bulls cleared a backcourt roster spot by sending Goran Dragic on his way. That has come to fruition today.
According to Bulls Insider KC Johnson's sources, the move was a mutual one, and has been in the works for a week. This, goes the line of thinking, allows Dragic the chance to sign with another team and be playoff-eligible. After March 1st, players claimed off waivers do not qualify for a postseason roster.

Dragic will now be looking for his 5th team in the last two years. The Miami Heat dealt him to the Toronto Raptors in the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade after the 2021 season; the Raptors waived him early in the 2021-22 season when Dragic made it clear he didn't want to be there; the Brooklyn Nets then signed him for the remainder of that season.

The 36-year-old signed with the Bulls as a free agent this season, but played just 15 minutes a game and averaged just 6.4 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 rebounds.

Expect to see him try to latch on with another playoff contender within the next 24 hours.

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