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Goran Dragic
PG - 6'4, 190lbs - 38 years old - 14 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed as a free agent in August 2022
  • Birthdate: 05/06/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 45th pick, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Country: Slovenia
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: Rade Filipovich/Bill Duffy (BDA Sports)
7th September, 2006SloveniaLeft Slovan Ljubljana.
8th September, 2006SpainSigned a three year contract with Tau Ceramica. Immediately loaned to Murcia for one season.
2nd October, 2007SloveniaLoaned by Tau Cermica to Union Olimpija Ljubljana for one season.
2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 45th overall by San Antonio.
2008 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by San Antonio to Phoenix in exchange for the draft rights to Malik Hairston (#48), a 2009 second round pick (#37, DeJuan Blair) and cash.
13th August, 2008SpainLeft Tau Ceramica.
22nd September, 2008NBASigned a four year, $7,616,000 contract with Phoenix. Included team option for 2011/12.
24th February, 2011NBATraded by Phoenix, along with a 2011 first round pick (#23, Nikola Mirotic), to Houston in exchange for Aaron Brooks.
28th June, 2011NBAHouston exercised 2011/12 team option.
19th July, 2012NBASigned a four year, $30 million contract with Phoenix. Included player option for 2015/16.
19th February, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Phoenix to Miami, along with Zoran Dragic, in exchange for Danny Granger, a protected first round pick and a 2021 first round pick from Miami, and John Salmons from New Orleans.
23rd June, 2015NBADeclined 2015/16 player option.
9th July, 2015NBARe--signed by Miami to a five year, $85,002,250 contract. Included player option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
2004 - September 2006Slovan Ljubljana (Slovenia)
September 2006 - June 2007Murcia (Spain)
July 2007 - October 2007Tau Ceramica (Spain)
October 2007 - June 2008Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
July 2008 - August 2008Tau Ceramica (Spain)
September 2008 - February 2011Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2012Houston Roclets (NBA)
July 2012 - February 2015Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2015 - presentMiami Heat (NBA)
Articles about Goran Dragic

June 29, 2017

Goran Dragic
PG, 6’3, 190lbs, 31 years old, 9 years of experience

In light of the departure of Dwyane Wade and the amount of time on the ball it opened up, Dragic was asked to step up, and did. A career-high in usage rate accompanied an increase in true shooting percentage, Dragic pushed and moved the ball in a way that came to define the team. No longer fitting into a system, Dragic became the system, and thrived within it personally, with marked improvements all over the court compared to his first full year in Miami.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $54.3 million left, with the last season as a player option. Worth it for now, although certainly not immovable in a year’s time.

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February 26, 2011

Houston's trade of Aaron Brooks to Phoenix in exchange for Goran Dragic and a lottery protected first round pick represents quite a decent return for a man whose value has imploded this season. In freefall from his 19/5 averages last season, Brooks lost his starting job to Kyle Lowry, didn't take it well, and has crawled to a 11.8 PER. If you're a fan of win shares, note also that Brooks has thus far recorded only 0.2 of those puppies this season, quite the collapse from being a near 20 point scorer last season. The same could be said of the value of Dragic - one of the game's best backup point guards last season, Dragic has struggled mightily this season, turning the ball over at an enormous rate and rocking a true shooting percentage of only .492%. Nevertheless, Dragic has a team option on his contract this summer, which, if declined, will see him enter restricted free agency. If Houston has Dragic in their long term plans, it might be worth considering declining the team option and retaining him long term for a cheap price while his value is low, rather than having to pay him in the summer of 2012 when he may have rebuilt his value and is no longer restricted. A Carlos Boozer-type situation seems unlikely.

Cleveland finally did something with their angry owner's willingness to spend, taking on Baron Davis's exorbitant outstanding salary, and getting a top 10 pick for their troubles. The upcoming draft is going to be truly bad - we're talking 2000 calibre bad - but nevertheless, every draft has talent in it. Even the crap ones. Cleveland, who inevitably have to build through the draft, is right to trade into it, as long as they are sure that Baron's salary proves not to be prohibitive down the road. Meanwhile, L.A. ends the entirely unproductive B-Diddy era, and opens up $6 million in 2012 cap room. Why a team with 2012 cap room aspirations decided to sign Ryan Gomes to a contract that will pay him $4 million that summer is not immediately clear, but it's too late to change that now.

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August 12, 2010

Unguaranteed or partially guaranteed final seasons are becoming quite the trend in the NBA, and they are quickly replacing team options. In fact, there are only 11 team options in the entire league, belonging to Chase Budinger, Jermaine Taylor, Andrew Bynum, Sam Young, Andres Nocioni, Hakim Warrick, Goran Dragic, Pooh Jeter, Francisco Garcia, Solomon Alabi and C.J. Miles. In contrast, there are so many partially or fully unguaranteed contracts in future years that I can't be bothered to go through and list them all. And considering the length of this post, and all the things I could be bothered to do, that should signify something.

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