Former Miami Heat fan-favorite All-Star floor general Goran Dragic is still a free agent. And hey, wouldn’t you know it? The Boston Celtics have a facilitation hole that the Slovenian point guard could fill.
Boston and Dragic were linked during the 2022-23 season, with the Cs having an interest in him after the Chicago Bulls let him hit the free-agent market. Unfortunately for Boston, the Milwaukee Bucks signed him; allegedly having Cs officials “pissed” at the move.
“(The Celtics) are one of the teams pissed that the Bulls let Goran Dragic go because now, with Jae Crowder, the Bucks just have all this depth at every spot,” an unnamed Eastern Conference executive told Heavy’s Sean Deveney.
The Boston Celtics can redeem themselves for not picking up Dragic, considering the Bucks have not re-signed the veteran and he is open for business. Dragic can come in and fill a big hole for the Celtics, providing the team with a strong backup PG who can set up his teammates and give Joe Mazzulla another initiator and steady ball handler.
Goran Dragic would instantly become a Boston Celtics fan favorite
While you cannot change the past, you can change the future — and bringing in Dragic will make him someone the fans will love instantly. His competitiveness is something that everyone will appreciate to see. Being able to have someone come in to give Derrick White and Jrue Holiday some rest will be beneficial as the Celtics prepare for major battles in the playoffs.
As the Boston Celtics look to shore up the final roster holes ahead of the season, bringing in Dragic would be just what the doctor ordered.
Hell, Dragic can even be a fantastic insurance policy if one of the C’s guards has to miss time due to injuries. Not too often in the NBA does a player with Dragic’s value become available with seemingly no market.
Boston shouldn’t let this opportunity go to waste.