The Dallas Mavericks have been rumored to have interest in Goran Dragic dating back to last offseason. He expected to be a free agent before the Miami Heat picked up his team option in order to pull off the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade. Dragic ended up with the Raptors, but he only played five games before leaving the team for personal reasons.
The Raptors had been working to trade the Dragon since acquiring him, but his $19.4 million salary made it difficult. According to Shams Charania, Toronto found a trade partner on deadline day as they shipped him to San Antonio for Thaddeus Young. The Raptors acquired Drew Eubanks and a 2022 second round pick from the Pistons in the deal that sends Dragic and a protected first-rounder to San Antonio. The Dragon is not expected to stay in San Antonio long.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Spurs are planning on buying out Dragic, and he linked the Dallas Mavericks as one of the potential suitors on the open market. Get the latest here.
Goran Dragic traded to the Spurs: Will he end up on the Dallas Mavericks?
Woj noted the Clippers, Bulls, and Bucks with Dallas as potential suitors for Dragic on the open market following his buyout. The veteran guard reportedly wants to play with his friend and countryman Luka Doncic. How much does he want that to happen? Fans will get to find out as Dragic picks his new team in the days ahead. Chris Haynes noted this on Thursday afternoon.
The Dallas Mavericks will have to part with someone to make room for Goran Dragic if he chooses them. If the Mavs do not make a trade before the deadline, they will have to waive someone on their roster. It is something to watch as the 2 p.m. CT deadline approaches.
Will Goran Dragic land with the Mavericks? It appears so, but fans will have to wait for official word following his buyout and should stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.