Another Dragic could soon be on his way to Phoenix. The Suns are reportedly after Goran’s younger brother Zoran, though extricating the shooting guard from his current deal in Spain remains tricky.
Two other NBA teams (the Indiana Pacers among them) are said to be interested in Zoran Dragic’s services as well. (It’s worth noting that Goran Dragic will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.) Per ESPN:
The identity of the other two suitors hasn’t been fully confirmed, but this much is clear: Zoran’s new contract in Spain with Unicaja Malaga, sources say, does still allow for an escape to the this season as long as A) the 25-year-old makes the move before the start of the new league season in Spain and B) he pays a higher-buyout fee than specified [later] in the contract.
If Zoran Dragic ends up playing out the coming season with Malaga and thus delays his jump to the NBA until the summer of 2015, his buyout then would be 750,000 Euros (about $971,000).
And signing Zoran after this World Cup, sources say, is indeed an option Phoenix is pursuing, which would be a move that offers potential short- and long-term benefits for the Suns in their fight to hold onto Goran Dragic with unrestricted free agency looming for The Dragon in July 2015.