HoopsHype Unicaja Malaga rumors

September 13, 2014 Updates

Zoran Dragic: "I'm still a member of Unicaja Malaga and tomorrow I'm going to Spain to get ready for the season. Of course, I'm interested in playing in the NBA, but there's no agreement yet. (...) Everything is possible, but as I said, I am going to Malaga tomorrow." Kosarka.si

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

Zoran's presence in Phoenix would be a considerable help to the Suns' hopes of retaining Goran next year, when he can become a free agent, but Goran already has expressed a desire to remain with the Suns. Adding Zoran would also further load up a Suns backcourt that already has Goran, Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green, Archie Goodwin, Tyler Ennis and, it is assumed, Eric Bledsoe. Arizona Republic

September 9, 2014 Updates
September 4, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Slovenia plays Lithuania with first place on the line today in Group D AND I'm hearing Zoran Dragic moving to NBA THIS season still possible Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

August 31, 2014 Updates

Zoran Dragic negotiated a new contract with Unicaja Malaga this summer. The new deal makes him one of the best paid players of Unicaja Malaga. According to La Opionion de Malaga, Zoran Dragic has a new buyout clause in the contract fixed at €750.000 and he has to tell Malaga next June 30, 2015, if he will remain with the team or he’ll leave for the NBA paying the buyout. He won't be able to leave Malaga during next season but just next June. Sportando

August 30, 2014 Updates
August 29, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Also pleased to hear, since writing about ZORAN Dragic yesterday, that a few NBA teams are indeed tracking him. Hope for a two-Dragic NBA! Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

"He was awesome," Dragic continued. "He was our best player on the court. "It means a lot to play with him. We don't see each other so often. OK, on Skype, but it's not the same. Now it's a perfect situation for us to play together with the national team. "We can share the court and maybe do some damage [in Group D]. And hopefully someday we can play each other in the NBA." ESPN.com

June 28, 2011 Updates

Portland has your rights since 2006. Do you think it's a good place in order to jump to the NBA? Joel Freeland: Yes, but I don't think about it right now. I'm focused on Unicaja and the contract I have with them. Maybe if I have another good year I would think about it because my dream, as any other basketball player, is to play in the NBA. If I have the chance to go there and have minutes I'll do it, but with no rush. I'm only 24 and a lot of room to improve my game. La Opinion de Malaga

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