Veteran Point Guard Goran Dragic Meets With Nets

Free agent point guard Goran Dragic met with the Nets on Friday as he considers where to sign next, per Marc Stein of The Stein Line.Goran Dragic

Dragic, 35, was traded to the Spurs by the Raptors on deadline day, then waived by the Spurs shortly thereafter. Along with the Nets, he has been linked to the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks and reigning champion Bucks.

Nets coach Steve Nash actually served as a mentor to Dragic when the two were players with the Suns. Nash has been heading the recruit of Dragic in Brooklyn, Stein noted.

Mavs star Luka Doncic is also close with Dragic, but so far, has yet to pressure the front office into making a move.

“He’s my guy,” Doncic told reporters. “Everybody would want their guys on their team. So we’ll see.”

Dragic has appeared in just five games this season, and was away from the Raptors at the time of the trade to the Spurs for personal reasons. Mostly, it was because both Dragic and the Raptors were seeking a deal.

But he has had success as recently as last season, with the Heat, and the Nets are looking to add to their fill-ins for when Kyrie Irving is forced to miss games in Brooklyn and New York because of the city’s vaccine mandate.

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