Goran Dragic Seeks Deal Starting At $10MM

It was only a few months ago that Goran Dragic was Kyle Lowry's backup in Houston, putting up solid but unspectacular averages of 7.5 PPG and 3.4 APG prior to the All-Star break. When Lowry was sidelined with a bacterial infection, however, Dragic emerged with a monster second half that included post-ASG averages of 16.3 PPG and 7.3 APG, making him a coveted free agent this summer. And now, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via Twitter), Dragic is seeking a contract that "starts in the $10MM range."

While Berger doesn't specify, I would assume he means Dragic is seeking a $10MM annual salary, rather than a deal that totals $10MM. The 26-year-old is also reportedly looking for a team that will give him a starting job. Dragic's old club, the Rockets, could be a fit, as Berger tweets that Houston "badly" wants to bring back the point guard, and is exploring trades involving Lowry in order to allow Dragic to start.

The Suns showed some interest in Dragic, as Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic tweets, but given Dragic's high asking price, Houston's desire to keep him and Phoenix's Kendall Marshall pick, it's unlikely that the Suns get seriously involved in the bidding.

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