Boston Celtics: 3 reasons why Goran Dragic would be a great signing

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Goran Dragic #1 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles up court during the second half of their NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Scotiabank Arena on October 23, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Goran Dragic #1 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles up court during the second half of their NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks at Scotiabank Arena on October 23, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images) /
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The Boston Celtics are a team slated to hit this year’s buyout market heavily to try and fill in their remaining three open roster spots and, just recently, perhaps the biggest talent that was rumored to be a potential free agent at some point on the campaign just became available.

Of course, we’re referring to veteran floor general, Goran Dragic, who, after being traded from the Toronto Raptors to the San Antonio Spurs at February’s deadline, was just recently bought out from his contract Tuesday morning, thus making him eligible to sign wherever he may please.

For a player of his ilk, it’s almost guaranteed that he’ll be looking towards latching himself onto a ball club with serious championship aspirations to, in turn, have a chance at hoisting the highly coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy come campaign’s end.

There are several organizations that could find themselves vying for such a turnout and, in turn, for his services and, with their recent hot streak since the turn of the calendar year to 2022, one could argue that the Boston Celtics are one of them.

Today, we at HH discuss 3 reasons why Gordan Dragic could prove to be a great potential signing for the C’s:

Why Dragic would be great signing for Boston Celtics No. 1) Shooting stroke

With the departures of Josh Richardson and Dennis Schroder at this year’s deadline, the Boston Celtics now find themselves with a diminished shooting arsenal, especially when it comes to attempts hoisted from beyond the arc.

As a result, many are under the belief that, should Brad Stevens and co. look to the buyout market to add on more heads to their roster, they’ll be looking to acquire competent scorers with trusty shooting strokes.

By all means, Goran Dragic is this.

While the veteran guard may not have put forth the best brand of production during his short-lived stint with Toronto (averaged eight points on a putrid 28 percent shooting from deep), we mustn’t forget that he’s a career 13.9 point per game scorer with highly efficient shooting splits of 46 percent shooting from the floor, 36 percent shooting from downtown, and 77 percent shooting from the line.

Over the five years prior to this year, in fact, Dragic has only managed to impress even more in the majority of these aforementioned departments, dropping 16.7 points a night during this span on 37.5 percent shooting from deep and nearly 80 percent shooting from the line.

To us, we feel that his lacking drive to even be a part of the Raptors (something that was very well known right from the moment he was traded there) played more of a role in his lowly season shooting turnout thus far than anything else and, because of this, we’d feel confident that, should he be signed by Boston, he could tap back into his old trusty long-range sniper self.