Goran Dragić has plans for his career, but it does not include the Toronto Raptors.
After the NBA’s free agency moratorium officially ended on Friday, the Raptors and Heat completed their previously reported sign-and-trade agreement. As part of that deal, Miami acquired Kyle Lowry, who signed a three-year, $85 million contract, and Toronto received Dragic and Precious Achiuwa.
Multiple teams have expressed interest in Dragic, however, the Raptors have not brought up buyout discussions with Dragic and “rebuffed trade overtures,” according to Marc Stein.
That might change after his latest comments.
In a TV interview in his native Slovenia this week, Dragic revealed that Toronto is not his “preferred destination” for next season.
“Toronto is not my preferred destination. I have higher ambitions. We’ll see,” Dragic said.
His honesty was stunning for such a guy who is notably been a quiet guy throughout his career. Raptors fans in the comments really wished he would’ve kept his mouth shut.