Report: Former Raptors guard Goran Dragic agrees to one-year deal with Bulls

Brooklyn Nets guard Goran Dragic (9) argues with the referee during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Monday, April 25, 2022, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)

Free agent point guard Goran Dragic has agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, sources tell The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Dragic started the 2021-22 season with the Toronto Raptors after being dealt from the Miami Heat in the 2021 off-season as part of the trade package that landed fellow point guard Kyle Lowry.

After receiving limited minutes from head coach Nick Nurse, Dragic was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for forward Thaddeus Young. The 14-year veteran was promptly bought out by the Spurs, and would eventually sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

The 36-year-old Dragic has averaged 13.7 points and shot 36.2 per cent on three-pointers over 14 seasons with Phoenix, Houston, Miami, Toronto and Brooklyn. From Slovenia, he made an All-Star team with the Heat during the 2017-18 season and helped them advance to the 2020 NBA finals.

Dragic averaged 7.5 points while shooting 25.4% from beyond the arc last season for Toronto and Brooklyn. Though the Bulls ranked fourth in the NBA in three-point accuracy, they were last in attempts.

The Bulls took a big step by winning 46 games with DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine leading the way and posting their best record in seven years. They settled their biggest offseason issue when they agreed to a five-year max contract with LaVine last week.

-With files from the Associated Press

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