The pros and cons of the Milwaukee Bucks signing Goran Dragic

Dec 28, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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As they look to put the finishing touches on their roster, the Milwaukee Bucks are rumored to be looking into signing a household name.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks are the current frontrunners to sign veteran guard Goran Dragic after he was recently waived by the Chicago Bulls. Milwaukee’s interest dates back to last season, as they made a persistent effort to sign Dragic before he landed in Brooklyn. Dragic is currently in Milwaukee to speak with the Bucks staff, and a deal could be reached at any moment. With that said, here are the pros and cons of the team signing him.

The pros of the Milwaukee Bucks signing Goran Dragic

Once George Hill was moved at the trade deadline, many wondered if the team would look to add a third-string point guard. Not only does their interest in Dragic confirm that they are looking, but it shows that they are also looking at arguably the best name on the market. Even if Dragic is just signed for depth purposes, this would be a solid move to create a deep point guard rotation behind Jrue Holiday and Jevon Carter.

On the court, the 36-year-old did not put up the flashiest numbers this year, having averaged just 6.4 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 rebounds per game. However, he could still be a serviceable player situationally, giving the Bucks an experienced guard who can score, shoot, and facilitate very well. He could be used to give Holiday and Carter a quality breather every now and then.

Also, Dragic has always upped his game in the playoffs. During his regular season career, he has averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 assists, and three rebounds, but during his 60 career playoff contests, he has posted 14.6 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. Having a player who can still kick it into another gear once the playoffs start will never hurt, given Milwaukee’s championship aspirations.

If the Bucks were to sign Dragic this late in the season, it would not cost much by NBA standards, which would be another win for a team that lacks financial flexibility. Depending on what the team does with Meyers Leonard, Dragic would be the 14th or 15th player on Milwaukee’s roster; it does not get much better than that.