The Dallas Mavericks have struggled with roster depth in recent years. Luckily general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison seems ready to make multiple moves this summer.
Less than a week ago, the Mavs traded Trey Burke, Sterling Brown, Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, and the 26th overall pick in Thursday's draft to the Houston Rockets in exchange for double-double machine, Christian Wood. The Mavs added center depth and got another talented offensive piece in the deal.
Finding a backup facilitator behind Luka Doncic in the rotation is a massive key to the team's success next season. The perfect fit would be Goran Dragic. The 6’3 guard from Slovenia has a stellar relationship with Doncic, and Maverick fans have been eyeing him as a potential free-agent target since the offseason began.
Why Goran Dragic is the perfect fit for the Dallas Mavericks
There are high expectations from Maverick fans to re-sign Jalen Brunson, which means less money for Dragic. Thankfully, the 36-year-old is nearing the end of his career and the Mavericks front office will try to sign Dragic to a veteran minimum. While playing a limited amount of games this past regular season, Dragic managed to average 7.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Although Dragic had an off-year from behind the 3-point line shooting a mediocre 25.4 percent in the regular season, he has proven in the past to be a three-level scorer. Something underrated about the guard's skill set is his capability to pass and facilitate to teammates inside the paint. This must be a Slovenian trait because Doncic shares this skill.
Dragic may not be putting up career numbers for the Dallas Mavericks next season, but his experience and skill set will make him a valuable contributor. Doncic and Dragic have already been hanging out plenty this summer. If the front office and Doncic can find a way to land Dragic in a Mavericks jersey, expect the city of Dallas to be ecstatic.