One of the league’s most experienced players has joined the Chicago Bulls‘ depth chart in the backcourt. On the Pull Up Podcast, Jordan Schultz reports that Chicago will sign Goran Dragic to a one-year deal.
It was previously reported that Dragic would be paid $2.9 million, the veteran’s minimum, in the 2022-23 season. The Heat’s journey to the NBA Finals on Orlando’s ‘bubble’ campus in 2020 was made possible in large part by the Slovenian point guard.
Last year, Dragic played for both the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets, although he appeared in only 21 games. With the Nets, he finished the year with averages of 7.4 points and 4.8 assists per game.
Goran Dragic moves to Bulls for next season
It will be Dragic’s sixth NBA squad and his 15th overall season. He comes to a club that had a promising start but deteriorated as it went on, finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference before falling 4-1 to Milwaukee in the NBA playoffs.
As a new member of the Chicago Bulls, the 36-year-old veteran will be joining a crowded guard group that already includes Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, Ayo Dosunmu, Coby White, and Alex Caruso.