Suns point guard Goran Dragic reportedly wants out of Phoenix.
Dragic’s reps met with team officials Tuesday, and informed them that he has no desire to ink a long-term deal with the Suns this summer when he becomes a free agent.
Unhappy with his reduced role this season alongside Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe, Dragic (who’s averaging 16.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds) reportedly has his eyes set on the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
Per USA Today and Yahoo! Sports:
With the Thursday trade deadline looming and the clear message now sent that Dragic plans on playing elsewhere next season, it remains to be seen if Suns general manager Ryan McDonough will succumb to the pressure and agree to a deal. According to one of the people, the Suns were given a list of seven teams with which Dragic would be willing to re-sign if traded. The Los Angeles Lakers are known to be on the list, but the Houston Rockets – who have coveted a Dragic return for quite some time now – are not.
After informing the Phoenix Suns that Goran Dragic won’t re-sign an extension this summer, agent Bill Duffy delivered the Phoenix Suns a list of preferred trade destinations that includes the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, league sources said.
The Indiana Pacers have maintained a consistent interest with Dragic, and their need for a point guard – and ability to be a contender with the return of Paul George – makes them a destination Dragic could possibly OK, league sources said. […] Dragic, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, can dictate the terms of a trade because teams will be cautious about acquiring him unless they believe they have a chance to re-sign him in July.