Dallas Mavericks

Mavs no longer getting Goran Dragic; to get these players instead, per report

The Dallas Mavericks will not acquire all-star guard Goran Dragic from the Miami Heat as part of a sign-and-trade that also includes the Philadelphia 76ers and all-star guard Jimmy Butler, according to The New York Times’ Marc Stein.

Instead, the Mavs will acquire Kelly Olynik and Derrick Jones, per Stein.

It was originally reported by multiple outlets that Dragic would make his way to Dallas to play with fellow Slovenian Luka Doncic.

Dragic is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he only appeared in 36 games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Dragic, 33, had reportedly picked up his 2019-20 player option worth $19.2 million to remain with the Heat earlier this month.

This will be the left-hander’s 12th season in the NBA. He averaged 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game last season, and was awarded the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2013-14 and was in the 2018 All-Star Game.

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Sports editor William Wilkerson is back for his second stint with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He first worked at the paper after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He most recently was the Executive Editor of College-Team Sites for CBS Interactive/247Sports and has also worked at ESPN, Scout.com and the Austin American-Statesman.