Lakers Rumors: Goran Dragic Sees Lakers As "Perfect Fit" In Free Agency

Goran Dragic may have been traded to the Miami Heat at the trade deadline, but that hasn't stopped him from keeping his eyes on the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, the Lakers are the strong favorite to land Dragic once he becomes a free agent this summer:

The Lakers expressed a “ton” of interest in guard Goran Dragic, according to an NBA source familiar with the situation. But the Lakers “just didn’t have assets,” the league source said. Instead, the Phoenix Suns traded Dragic and his brother, Zoran, to the Miami Heat for Danny Granger,Justin Hamilton and two first-round picks. …

A person familiar with Dragic’s thinking said he “loves the opportunity” to join the Lakers and sees them as a “perfect fit” when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. But the Heat can sign Dragic a five-year deal worth up to $100 million, while other teams can offer up to a four-year deal worth $80 million.

Dragic was named to the All-NBA Third Team last year, and averaged 16.2 points and 4.1 assists in 33.4 minutes per game with the Suns this season before being traded.

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