HoopsHype Goran Dragic rumors


February 19, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: If Miami can include Norris Cole into a Dragic deal w/ Suns, Cole could be shipped through to Detroit, league sources tell Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Jason Lieser: ESPN reports Heat offering two 1sts for Phoenix PG Goran Dragic. Would be a huge upgrade at Miami's weakest position. Twitter @PBPjasonlieser

As the Sacramento Kings continue to be warned that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic would have no interest in signing an extension with them, the team has become increasingly reluctant to pursue a trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings were not part of the list of preferred teams that Dragic’s agent, Bill Duffy, gave Suns management, but they probed the possibility of making a deal with Phoenix and trying to use the rest of the season – as well as the offer of a five-year contract – to sign Dragic after the season. Yahoo! Sports

Chris Broussard: League execs say angered Suns owner Rob Sarver refusing to accommodate Dragic's trade request. Bluff or real? We'll know is less than 8 hrs Twitter @Chris_Broussard

For Dragic, the Suns are pursuing packages that include a young player with significant potential and a first-round draft pick or two first-round picks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Suns signed Goran's brother, Zoran, to a two-year contract last summer, largely as a way to make the Suns star more comfortable with re-signing with the organization. With Goran wanting out, the Suns are trying to attach Zoran to trade packages with him, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

The Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings have been initially aggressive in talks to obtain Dragic, who will be a free agent in July. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough seems determined to find a team willing to gamble on the ability to offer Dragic the most years and guaranteed money in July free agency, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Despite the fact that Dragic gave the Suns a list of teams with which he'd be willing to re-sign this summer (the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are known to be on this list), there is a separate camp of suitors that are hoping they could change his mind because of the all-important fifth year on a prospective contract that comes into play (the Houston Rockets and Bostons Celtics of the NBA world). The team that has Dragic at season's end can offer a five-year deal, while all other teams can only offer four. But according to a person with knowledge of his situation, the fifth year is not a factor for Dragic as he weighs his uncertain future. Dragic has been smart with his money, it seems, and the allure of the extra guaranteed year is not expected to have any sway on his free agency decision. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. USA Today Sports

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