“Right now, I believe he’s our starting point guard,” says Riley about Goran Dragic
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.