Dallas Mavericks: Why they should sign Goran Dragic this offseason

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Goran Dragic (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Goran Dragic
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Why Dallas Mavericks should sign Goran Dragic: 3. Elevates his game in the playoffs

The Mavs plan on making the playoffs next season. This year was just the first taste for Luka Doncic. He has his sights set on a deep postseason run in 2021. Fans saw the 21-year-old elevate his play in the playoffs. That should come as no surprise, but it is what needs to happen to win on the biggest stages.

Dragic has elevated his game in all three playoff appearances with the Heat. Looking no further than the outstanding numbers he is producing this year. Heading into game five against the Milwaukee Bucks, Dragic is averaging 21.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.4 steals in 34.9 minutes per over eight games. He is shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 37.9 percent on his 3-point tries.

Dragic has played in 43 career playoff games. That experience would help Dallas. The Mavericks are going to bring back a large part of their core from this season. That group was light on postseason experience. They got six tough games against the Clippers, but adding another veteran would help.

Dragic’s ability to elevate his game in playoffs is massive. Most players cannot do that. It was a key reason why Slovenia won EuroBasket 2017. Doncic and Dragic went off and led that team to the title. Could they repeat the feat with the Dallas Mavericks? It would be fun to find out.

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