NBA Rumors: 5 Teams That Must Make Aggressive Push for Goran Dragic
As of right now, Dragic is obviously a Houston Rocket, but that does not mean he will wind up somewhere else during the offseason. There are plenty of teams that need a good point guard and these teams will be looking to Dragic to fill this hole. The only problem is the fact that there is only one Dragic.
So who will get him?
Read on to see five teams that must make an aggressive push for Goran Dragic.
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The Houston Rockets currently have Goran Dragic on their team, but this may not be the case next season if the Rockets do not make an aggressive push for him.
Kyle Lowry clearly stepped up his game this season, but he has been prone to injuries. If Lowry can stay healthy then Houston does not really need Dragic, but that is obviously an "if" situation.
Dragic has been playing pretty good ball ever since he joined the Rockets. His 11.2 points per game and five assists per game is proof of this.
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Jameer Nelson has obviously not been the best point guard in the world, but he has managed to stay on the Orlando Magic for this long. However, Nelson's name always comes up in the trade rumors, so Orlando's organization obviously is not sold on him.
This could be the Magic's chance to get an elite point guard, which would not only help Orlando out tremendously, but possibly keep Dwight Howard happy for one more season, since that is the only thing the organization seems to care about anyway.
Nelson is a decent field general, but he is never going to be an elite scorer. Dragic is nowhere near of being an elite scorer yet, but he definitely has the potential.
Portland Trail Blazers
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The Trail Blazers definitely have some talent at the guard position, but do they really have a solid point guard?
Raymond Felton has showed signs of brilliance at times, but is he really the future of Portland?
Dragic seems to be the type of guy that can give the Trail Blazers an impressive performance on a nightly basis. That is, of course, if he doesn't turn over the ball and shoot poorly, like he did in Phoenix.
The Toronto Raptors don't have the worst guard play in the league, but they don't have the best either.
Jose Calderon's 8.8 assists per game has been rather impressive to say the least, but the Raptors need some more production when it comes to scoring points.
Dragic has only averaged 25.6 minutes per game this season. Once he becomes a routine starter, his numbers are going to increase. Dragic could very easily score 15 or more points and average seven or more assists a night.
Toronto dearly needs to score more points since it is the 27th team in the league in that category.
Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers, of course, acquired Ramon Sessions in the middle of the season, but he is still not quite what the Lakers had in mind.
Sessions' offensive production is obviously a huge increase from Derek Fisher's, but that really is not saying a whole lot.
The Lakers need a point guard who can not only be an assist man, but can score the ball as well. Dragic not only can knock down shots from anywhere on the court, but he has a good drive, too.
Sessions is not a bad player or anything, but the Lakers do need a better point guard if they plan on winning another championship anytime soon.
Both Sessions and Dragic have not hit their prime yet, but Dragic has more potential and could really shine in a Lakers uniform.
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