Minimum free agent Dallas Mavericks will regret not signing: 3. Goran Dragic
There was mutual interest between Dragic and the Mavs, but the veteran guard decided to join the Chicago Bulls on a minimum deal. The Bulls promised Dragic that he would be their backup point guard and play 20 to 25 minutes per game, and it was the deciding factor for the 36-year-old.
The Mavs desperately need a ball-handler after Jalen Brunson departed for the New York Knicks in free agency. Dallas had their most success with two playmakers on the floor last season, but they have just two playmakers on their current roster. Head coach Jason Kidd said Spencer Dinwiddie will start next to Luka Doncic in the backcourt, but the Mavericks will have to stagger their minutes.
Dragic was the perfect signing for the minimum. He would have seamlessly fit in as the team’s third ball-handler, and the veteran rises the Mavs ceiling in the postseason. The Dragon was the perfect fit for what Dallas needed, but they were not willing to offer him a guaranteed role.
Goran Dragic will not be a massive factor during the regular season but expect the 36-year-old guard to play his best basketball in the playoffs. He will help the Chicago Bulls win games in the postseason, and the Dallas Mavericks will regret not signing the Slovenian guard.