NBA: Goran Dragic to join Nets for rest of season -- reports

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Posted at Feb 22 2022 08:47 AM


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Free agent guard Goran Dragic is signing with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season, multiple media outlets reported on Monday.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls reportedly were interested in Dragic, who previously played with Nets coach Steve Nash when the two were with the Phoenix Suns.

In a corresponding move, the Nets are waiving guard Jevon Carter to clear a roster spot for Dragic, ESPN reported.

The Toronto Raptors dealt Dragic to San Antonio at the NBA trade deadline, however the Spurs negotiated a contract buyout with the 35-year-old.

Dragic appeared in just five games for Toronto before stepping away from the team due to personal reasons in late November. He has not played since Nov. 13 after averaging 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his limited time with the Raptors.

Dragic has career averages of 13.9 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 872 games (524 starts) with the Suns, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and Raptors.

He made the All-NBA third team and was named the league's Most Improved Player in 2013-14. He was selected to the All-Star team in 2017-18.

Carter, 26, is averaging 3.6 points in 46 games (one start) for the Nets this season.