Bucks Closing In On Goran Dragic

The Bucks are considered leaders in the clubhouse to sign veteran free agent point guard Goran Dragic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports (Twitter link).

Dragic, who just cleared waivers today after being released by the Bulls earlier this week, has spoken recently with several title-contending teams, according to Wojnarowski. However, Milwaukee – currently riding high on a 16-game win streak – seems to have the best odds of adding Dragic, Woj adds.

Dragic is set to visit the Bucks tomorrow, and a deal could be finalized as soon as then, Wojnarowski reveals. Milwaukee was also trying to add Dragic last year, before he latched on with the Nets for the final stretch of the season.

The 6’3″ vet, a former All-Star during his tenure with the Heat, started off strong during his first full month with Chicago this year, averaging 9.3 PPG on .448/.440/.667 shooting splits, plus 3.8 APG and 1.9 RPG, in just 19.2 MPG. Lately though, his production has declined in a major way. Across his final 10 games with the Bulls, he averaged just 2.6 PPG with a .333/.250/800 shooting line, plus 2.4 APG.

The 36-year-old was supplanted in Chicago’s rotation when the team brought in Patrick Beverley. Beverley immediately became the team’s starter, pushing down then-incumbent starter Ayo Dosunmu to a backup role and leaving Dragic as the odd man out.

This is a curious choice for Milwaukee, as it is unclear how much Dragic has left to give a team gunning to win it all this year. But the Bucks have an open spot on their 15-man roster, so no corresponding move would be necessary to add Dragic.

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