Nets point guard Goran Dragic clearly found a new home, a place that wanted him and he enjoyed, in Brooklyn.
But Dragic will be an unrestricted free agent, and his only focus on Monday night was the Nets getting swept by the Celtics in the first round of the East playoffs.
When asked about free agency, Dragic chose to focus on the present, which made good sense.
“Tough to say right now; my head is still hot,” he said, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “I don’t want to make any decision right now because I’m pissed and so I just need some time to process this better.”
Dragic, 35, appeared in 21 regular-season games with the Nets after being claimed off waivers from the Spurs on Feb. 22. He was traded to the Spurs by the Raptors at the deadline a couple weeks before that.
With the Nets, he averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 assists during the regular season. He is likely to be a hot commodity as a Ricky Rubio-type of veteran backup this offseason.
But he is not ready to look that far ahead right now. He still has to get over being with a Nets team that failed to live up to expectations.
“I’m the guy who doesn’t need excuses. I’ve been part of the teams that we didn’t look for that, and I’m not looking for those excuses,” he said. “We were just not good enough.”