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Selected by: Goran Dragicchi goes to the NBA favorites


Shams Charania, a journalist for The Athletic, has announced that the 35-year-old Slovenian will sign a contract with the Brooklyn Nets team.

The Slovenian basketball star played for the Miami Heat from 2015 to 2021, but was replaced by the Toronto Raptors last summer.

However, G. Dragičius did not stay in the Canadian team. He played only eight games in the Reptiles, and on the last day of the exchange, the Raptors replaced him with the San Antonio Spurs.

In Texas, the Slovenian did not argue – Gregg Popovich’s team fired him, and in 2017 he became a free agent. The European champion could choose from his coveted teams.

Among them were the Dallas Mavericks, played by other Slovenian Luka Dončičius, the Chicago Bulls, led by Artūras Karnishov, the Los Angeles Lakers and several other clubs.

“Scanpix” nuotr./Goranas Dragičius

In Brooklyn, Dragičius will play together with stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. Australian Patty Mills, Seth Curry and Cam Thomas are still in the team’s lineup.

True, the Nets are currently in an unenviable position. Due to an injury when K. Durantas did not play and K. Irving due to unwillingness to vaccinate only in the away match, Nets lost 11 matches in a row and fell to the eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Nevertheless, bettors still consider Nets to be one of the top favorites to win the title.

It is interesting that the head coach Steve Nash, with whom the Slovenian played at the Phoenix Suns club in 2008-2011, will give instructions to G. Dragic in Brooklyn. period. Later, G. Dragičius has mentioned that this stage had a huge impact on his further career.

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