12:04 pm: The Nets will give up Carter in order to make room for Dragic, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). They will have the option to extend his guaranteed salary of $3.925 million for 2022/23 across three seasons. His current salary of $3.65 million will remain at the 21/22 cap.
11:42 am: after existence I buy From Tottenham last week, point guard Goran Dragic He made a decision on his next team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reported (Via Twitter) that Dragic will sign with Networks.
Dragic, who was traded from Toronto to San Antonio on this month’s deadline, was reported to have been considering a handful of suitors, including the Bucks, Warriors, Bulls, Lakers and Clippers.
Dallas, where Dragic had the opportunity to join his Slovenian teammate Luka DoncicIt was also considered a potential landing spot earlier in the season. However, the Mavericks weren’t said to be in a rut for him after the acquisition, having secured another guard point (Spencer Dinwiddy) at the trade deadline.
In Brooklyn, Dragic should get a chance to share point guard duties with him patty mills. Keri Irving And the Ben SimmonsHe’ll, of course, be in the mix, too, but Irving is ineligible for home games as long as New York City’s vaccine mandate remains in place and it’s unclear when Simmons will make his Nets debut.
Moving to Brooklyn will give Dragic a chance to reunite with the head coach Steve Nash, who played in Phoenix when Dragic first entered the NBA as One of the Suns. Mark Stein reported on Sunday That Nash was very involved in the recruitment process of his former teammate.
Dragic averaged 13.4 PPG, 4.4 APG, and 3.4 RPG on a .432/.373/.828 shooting in 50 games (26.7 MPG) for Heat in 2020/21. However, he has made only five appearances for the Raptors this season after being sent to Toronto as part of Kyle Lowry Sign and trade. He hasn’t played since November, having taken a personal leave of absence from the Raptors until he was traded to San Antonio.
The Nets have a full roster of 15 players and they will have to give up any player in order to officially sign Dragic. The team has some reserves on expired contracts, including James JohnsonAnd the Blake GriffinAnd the Bruce Brown, but they were part of the rotation when they’re healthy. Could be a guard point Jevon Carter He will be the odd man, although he owes a guaranteed salary of $3.9 million next season, so the team may be reluctant to eat that money.
Brooklyn I used his full mid-level exception To sign Mills in the off-season and has no semi-annual exception available, Dragic will sign a minimum salary contract with the club. The exact value of his deal will depend on when he officially signs, but the 35-year-old will earn $15,182 per day.
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