Reports: Interest heating up in free-agent point guard Goran Dragic
With Deron Williams re-upping with the Nets, Steve Nash off to the Lakers, Jeremy Lin apparently either a Rocket or a Knick, and Jason Kidd either a Knick or a Maverick … the top remaining free-agent point guard might very well be Goran Dragic, late of the Houston Rockets.
That means interest in Dragic is starting to pick up. After he passed on Houston’s reported offer of $8 million per year, Dragic could very well have his pick of the remaining teams in need of help at the point.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com cites sources who say that the Suns will now make a hard push to sign Dragic, who began his NBA career in the Valley of the Sun. Stein also says that one of Nash’s spurned suitors is a possibility.
Sources w/knowledge of Suns' plans say PHX now making hard push to sign free agent Goran Dragic. Raps also trying to sign PG away from HOU—
Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 05, 2012
Sources tell Ken Berger of CBSSports.com that the Charlotte Bobcats, of all teams, also are interested in Dragic, who averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 assists in just 26.5 minutes last season.