Goran Dragic on the Cusp of Signing with the Milwaukee Bucks

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Goran Dragic on the Cusp of Signing with the Milwaukee Bucks

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Two days after the Chicago Bulls announced that they were waiving Goran Dragic, the veteran is gearing up to sign with the team up north.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks are the current frontrunners to add Dragic. The point guard reportedly spoke with multiple contenders, but he is now set to visit the Bucks on Friday and could have a deal done soon.

The Bucks – who have won 16-straight games – were rumored to be in the market for a veteran guard around the trade deadline (even being connected to Bulls legend Derrick Rose). They only went on to add swingman Jae Crowder, but thanks to the Bulls, they’ll now have an opportunity to fill their hole at guard with the 36-year-old free agent.

Dragic appeared in 51 games for Chicago this season, averaging 6.4 points and 2.7 assists on 35.2 percent shooting from the field. He eventually struggled to find consistent playing time as the year, and his role in Chicago was all but gone when the organization added another veteran guard in Patrick Beverley.

How significant of a job he’ll have in Milwaukee is unclear, but there is no question this could be the perfect landing spot for him. The Bucks have the NBA’s top record right now and are in a prime position for a lengthy playoff run. With Jrue Holiday as the only true point guard on the roster (Jevon Carter is more of a 3-and-D option), Dragic will provide the contender with some much-needed insurance as they enter the postseason.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.