Dallas hit first with a nice trade, but Texas has yet to saturate according to rumors. In fact, the leaders were now looking at another star, this time in the east. And the target is someone close to Luka Doncic…
Eliminated in the conference finals by the just-becoming champions, the Mavs didn’t think about disappointing them for long. On the contrary, the idea is to bounce back into the field by strengthening the cluster around the star Luka Doncic. We didn’t wait for the dealership to open so, given that Christian Wood’s interior had just arrived from Houston, In the trade of five players.
However, there is little chance for the franchise to stop there in its moves, eager to take the next step and fight seriously for the title. As insider Mark Stein recently revealed, the front office will be specifically targeting a new 3 position, the latter of which is currently held by only Reggie Bullock. However, GM Nico Harrison also appears to have revitalized the Goran Dragic Path, in order to refill the lead at the same time:
Dallas is still on the trail of Goran Dragic
With the league-wide focus quickly shifting to next week’s draft and the start of free agency on June 30, sources say Dallas – with priority needing more help on the wing – plans to explore the possibility of signing Goran Dragic this summer.
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– Mark Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 17, 2022
With the league’s focus now shifting to next week’s draft and the free agency kicking off on June 30, sources suggest that Dallas – although the franchise has made a boost on the wings its priority – reportedly intends to explore the possibility of signing Goran Dragic this summer.
Traded last summer from the Heat to the Raptors as part of a Kyle Lowry deal, the Slovenian didn’t play much for the Canadians, however, and wasn’t too enthusiastic about the rebuilding project. He finally managed to leave Ontario in February to join the Nets superteam. With over 10 points (56% shooting) and 4 rebounds on average, he was also one of the few blacks and whites to hold his position during the sweep he suffered against the Celtics.
Now, he is nearing the end of his contract and will therefore be able to start the 2022-23 season wherever he wants, unlike last year. However, Dallas’ interest in him is not new, as the franchise has been following his case closely for several months. Doncic’s partner in the national team, he is very friendly with him and works for him. With his experience, he can be beyond the quality of rotation The New Big Five of Texas.
Goran Dragic’s track has been revived on the Mavericks side, who can also get it at a lower cost. It would be a great process for them, allowing them to keep some money and invest it in another big name to fill out the team.