Skip to main content

Should the Timberwolves make a run at Goran Dragic?

Dragic is making 14 million this season and is owed 54.3 million over the next three seasons.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Miami Heat are near the basement of the Eastern Conference. Team president Pat Riley has already told fans that the rebuild is on and the team will move quickly to return to their winning ways.

Which means they could very well move on from veteran established players – like point guard Goran Dragic who is open to a trade according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.

So could the Timberwolves land the veteran point guard? ESPN's Zach Lowe thinks so.

"I would keep an eye on Minnesota for Goran Dragic," Lowe said on his latest podcast.

Is he worth it?

Dragic is averaging 19 points, 6 assists and shooting a career-high 41 percent from 3-point land. The 30-year-old is making 14 million this season and is owed 54.3 million over the next three years.

He isn't necessarily a shutdown defender, but he holds his own against whoever he's guarding. Opponents are shooting 42 percent against Dragic which is 2 percent below the league average.

Of 139 guards who defend at least five shots per game, Dragic ranks 35th.

What would he cost?

It certainly would take more than a simple point guard swap for Ricky Rubio – who makes similar money and is under contract through 2019 – to land Dragic.

Lowe didn't get into specifics on what the Timberwolves would give up. However Riley is an elite league executive and it would probably cost a potential lottery pick and an up-and-coming player like Zach LaVine or Andrew Wiggins.

Last November, there were reports that Tom Thibodeau was willing to trade one of the young stars on the Wolves for an established veteran.

A veteran presence like Dragic could do wonders for one of the youngest teams in the league.

Next Up

Ettinger and Finstad

Brad Finstad (R) edges out Jeff Ettinger (D) in CD-1 special election

Finstad will serve out the remaining months of the late Jim Hagedorn's term, before facing Ettinger again in November.

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Minnesota primary 2022: Results from MN's statewide, congressional races

Minnesotans have voted and set the stage for the November elections.

Omar Samuels

Rep. Ilhan Omar defeats Don Samuels in contentious primary

Unofficial results for one of Minnesota's most-watched primary races are in.

Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

Boy, 14, critical after accidental shooting at Minneapolis apartment

Police say the shooting happened during a gathering at an apartment.

Screen Shot 2022-08-09 at 3.25.49 PM

Charges: Man caused Burnsville building fire because girlfriend was late

The alleged arson fire displaced around 50 residents.

Famous dave granite city

Famous Dave's, Granite City owner sold for $200 million

The owner of Famous Dave's, BBQ Holdings, is based in Minnetonka.

Alanna McLean

Appeal to find missing northern Minnesota woman

Alanna McLean was last seen this past weekend.

image

Minnesota reaches 55 confirmed cases of monkeypox

Nearly 9,000 cases have been confirmed nationwide.

derek chauvin

$1.45M payout for correctional officers prevented from guarding Derek Chauvin

The officers were reportedly ordered to avoid Derek Chauvin while he was in jail.

DSD_6142

Palm Springs residents: Divert the Mississippi to solve our drought problems

Should the southwest have some of the Mississippi River?

Related

Should the Timberwolves make a run at Goran Dragic?

Dragic is making 14 million this season and is owed 54.3 million over the next three seasons.

Report: Timberwolves will pursue medical retirement for Pekovic

If the Timberwolves are granted the medical retirement, Pekovic's $11 million salary won't count against them next season.

Report: Timberwolves will pursue medical retirement for Pekovic

If the Timberwolves are granted the medical retirement, Pekovic's $11 million salary won't count against them next season.

It's official: Timberwolves trade Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz

Utah has $16 million in cap space that needs to be used by tonight.

It's official: Timberwolves trade Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz

Utah has $16 million in cap space that needs to be used by tonight.

Timberwolves rookie out indefinitely with foot injury

Patton suffered the injury at a recent workout.