Goran Dragic had six teams after him but chose Nets partly for chance at championship

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Goran Dragic had six teams after him but chose Nets partly for chance at championship
© Provided by HoopsHype Nick Friedell: Dragic said he had six different teams after his services. He picked Nets because “They have a really good chance to win a championship.”

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Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Goran Dragic on what needs to happen for #Nets to win the #NBA title: “No excuses. No excuses anymore.” – 3:01 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

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Goran Dragic on what the Nets have to do to win it all: “No excuses. No more excuses.” – 2:55 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Dragic has been playing pickup in Miami. Said he expects a decision in the coming days to determine when he will take the floor. – 2:54 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

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I asked Goran Dragic why he only played 5 games with the Raptors this season. He said Toronto told him they wanted to go young and didn’t see him fitting in with their roster. He also pointed out that the Nets play the Raptors twice in the upcoming weeks. 👀 – 2:54 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Goran Dragic said he picked the #Nets from among a group of six contenders to play with the new Big 3 and for his mentor Steve Nash. Adds KD, Ben Simmons and others texted him in the recruitment process. Sounds different than Zion in NOLA. #nba – 2:54 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Dragic said the Raptors wanted to go young and he didn’t fit into their plans. They agreed for him to go home. He has no hard feelings towards them. – 2:52 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Goran Dragic says picking the Nets was tough, but his relationship with Steve Nash led him to the Nets. He also talked to Kevin Durant. Ben Simmons texted him and he heard from Andre Drummond, too. They share a workout coach in Miami. – 2:52 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Dragic said he had six different teams after his services. He picked Nets because “They have a really good chance to win a championship.” – 2:51 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Goran Dragic says there were 6 contenders trying to sign him in free agency but opted to sign with Brooklyn because of the Nets’ talent and, of course, Steve Nash. – 2:50 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Steve Nash on how he recruited Goran Dragic to the Nets: “When you recruit, you never give away your secrets.”

Nash when @Alex Schiffer followed up: “I didn’t say anything. That’s what don’t give away your secrets means. I don’t give away those details.” 🤣🤣 – 2:45 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Asked about the kind of salesman he is regarding his recruitment of Goran Dragic, Steve Nash said he can’t reveal his secrets. – 2:41 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Steve Nash said Goran Dragic won’t play tomorrow against Boston. Said he’s been training but needs some practices under his belt. Doesn’t think it will be long. Adds Durant is closer to returning than Simmons but has no hard dates. No update on Joe Harris. – 2:37 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Steve Nash says he doesn’t anticipate Goran Dragic playing soon because Goran has only played in 5 games this season. – 2:36 PM Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Steve Nash and Goran Dragic catching up — as Simmons shoots in the background. pic.twitter.com/pAvZXUgJHf – 2:30 PM

Goran Dragic had six teams after him but chose Nets partly for chance at championship
© Provided by HoopsHype Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

And there’s Goran Dragic in his first Nets practice. pic.twitter.com/QzbSRzQ9Hn – 2:18 PM

Goran Dragic had six teams after him but chose Nets partly for chance at championship
© Provided by HoopsHype Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

Nets have two remaining questions: How soon will mandate be lifted? When will Joe Harris return? Otherwise, this team is tough.


Seth Curry

Kevin Durant

Ben Simmons

Andre Drummond

Patty Mills

Harris (?)

LaMarcus Aldridge

Goran Dragic

Blake Griffin

Cam Thomas – 1:28 PM Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA

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pandora.app.link/akU72h5vYmb – 1:00 PM Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

A look at the futures of LeBron James and Zion Williamson, NBA free agency, why Goran Dragic signed with the Nets, a Joe Harris injury update, and more with @Yossi Gozlan on the @Jorge Sierra podcast. hoopshype.com/lists/nba-rumo… – 10:31 AM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed

Sean Marks on the Nets’ Goran Dragic acquisition: “I have to give full credit to Steve (Nash) on this one.. It was really intriguing for me to see the relationship Goran and Steve have with one another.” – 6:13 PM Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

Sean Marks notes how much the respect Goran Dragic has for Steve Nash was key in recruiting the guard over the weekend in Miami. #Nets – 6:13 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Sean Marks, speaking to season ticket holders said he met with Goran Dragic in Miami over the weekend with Steve Nash. Credits Nash for the recruiting effort. – 6:12 PM Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn

Guard Jevon Carter plans to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Reggie Brown of @Priority Sports tell ESPN. Carter will clear waivers on Wednesday after Brooklyn released him to sign Goran Dragic. – 4:27 PM

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Scotto: Dragic’s decision came down to his personal relationship with Steve Nash, who mentored him in Phoenix. I’m told the opportunity to play with such elite talent in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons appealed to Dragic. He’s viewed as the pure point guard they need. Nash met with Dragic in Miami on Saturday. Sean Marks was there as well. I’m told Nash outlined his plan for Dragic and how he’ll fit in with the team during that meeting. I’m told there was no specific promise in terms of playing time, but there is an understanding there between the two men that he’ll be an important piece of that team. -via HoopsHype / February 23, 2022 Dragic also met with the Bucks, including general manager Jon Horst, owner Marc Lasry and head coach Mike Budenholzer. The Clippers also flew to Miami to meet with Dragic in person over the weekend. Simply put, I was told by a source close to Dragic, “If it wasn’t for Nash, Dragic would be either with the Bucks or Clippers. Nash’s impact on Goran’s decision couldn’t be overstated.” -via HoopsHype / February 23, 2022 The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Goran Dragić. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. In a related transaction, Brooklyn has requested waivers on guard Jevon Carter. -via NBA.com / February 22, 2022


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