On Tuesday, February 15, Goran Dragic agreed to a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs, surprising nobody as the former All-Star turns 36 this year and the Spurs are just beginning a rebuild focused on Dejounte Murray.
Multiple teams have reportedly expressed interest in the left-handed guard including the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors may have a glaring opportunity in front of them, and that comes in the form of free agent guard Gordan Dragic.
Dragic has had a long and eventful NBA career. He went 45th in the 2008 NBA draft to the San Antonio Spurs who immediately shipped him off to the Phoenix Suns to come off the bench for Steve Nash.
After his stint with the Suns, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, once again playing on the bench.
Dragic wouldn’t consistently start until returning to Phoenix again, following Steve Nash signing with the Lakers. Although he started, there was not much team success and there were too many guards, so he once again was traded, this time to the Miami Heat.
He found a home with the Heat, although LeBron James had already left, they made the playoffs rather consistently with Dragic running the point. They had playoff berths four times, making the NBA Finals once where they eventually lost in the bubble to the Lakers.
In the past year alone, Dragic was a major part of two trades, one sending him to Toronto for Kyle Lowry, and the other sending him back to the team that drafted him, the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for multiple players and a pick.
Needless to say, Dragic has tons of playoff experience both starting and coming off the bench, he has played both guard positions as well. He would be a massive addition to any team looking to add an extra punch to their roster.
The Warriors may just be the team that he signs with. Goran Dragic is soon to be 36 years old. Given the fact that time doesn’t wait for any athlete, he may be looking to finally win a title before he retires.
On the next few pages, we explore the reasons why the Warriors would want to sign the veteran guard.