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NBA: One more star at the Nets


According to the always well-informed Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, the 35-year-old Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic, released by San Antonio, will engage with Brooklyn.

One more star in the already well-stocked Brooklyn Nets squad! After Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, the New York franchise is about to hire Goran Dragic, according to the always well-informed Shams Charania (The Athletic) and Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN). The 35-year-old Slovenian point guard left Miami last summer after seven seasons with the Heat, and joined Toronto in a trade with Kyle Lowry.

But he only wore the Raptors jersey five times (8pts, 2.8rbds, 1.8pds average), before announcing on November 28 that he was retiring from the team for personal reasons. . On February 10, the last day of the “trades” period, he had been sent to San Antonio in exchange for Thaddeus Young in particular, but he had negotiated a “buyout” (which allows the contract to be terminated before the end of the season) with Spurs five days later.

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Dragic-Nash reunion

And it is therefore in Brooklyn that Dragic (13.9pts, 2.8rbds, 1.8pds career average) will discover his fifth franchise, after Phoenix (2008-11 then 2012-15), Houston (2011-12) , Miami (2015-21) and therefore Toronto (2021-22). At the Nets, he will find on the bench Steve Nash, who had been his teammate from 2008 to 2011 with the Suns. Following his arrival, the franchise will separate from 26-year-old point guard Jevon Carter (3.6pts, 1.5rbds, 1pd average in 45 games this season) in order to free up space in the roster.

In Brooklyn, Goran Dragic dreams of winning the first NBA title of his career, but that will require the Nets to rise in the standings. Weighed down by Kevin Durant’s injury and the fact that Kyrie Irving cannot play home games, they only occupy eighth place in the Eastern Conference (31 wins – 28 losses). However, with the arrival of Dragic, combined with those of Ben Simmons, Andre Drummond and Seth Curry, the next few weeks should see the Nets win many more games and aim for the title in June.

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