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The Chicago Bulls sign Goran Dragić

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The Chicago Bulls signed Slovenian guard Goran Dragić yesterday.

Dragić (6-3, 190) has appeared in 888 career NBA games (530 starts), recording averages of 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.0 steals in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 36.2 from three-point range and 76.7 from the free-throw line. Throughout his 14-year NBA career, Dragić has made stops in Brooklyn (2021-22), Toronto (2021-22), Miami (2015-21), Houston (2011-12), and Phoenix (2008-11, 2012-15).

Dragić has also appeared in 60 playoff games (37 starts) across six postseason appearances, recording averages of 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 26.9 minutes while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from three-point range, and 76.3 percent from the free-throw line – helping lead the Heat to an NBA Finals appearance in 2020 and the Suns to the Western Conference Finals in 2010. During his 2017-18 season with the Heat, Dragić was named an NBA All-Star. He also earned All-NBA Third Team honors and the NBA Most Improved Player Award with the Suns in the 2013-14 campaign. Dragić was initially drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft, and his draft rights were traded to Phoenix.

Before the NBA, Dragić competed professionally in Europe for four years (2004-08). He also has a decorated international career playing for Slovenia. In 2017, he led his home country to its first-ever FIBA European Championship at the 2017 EuroBasket. Dragić was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and earned Slovenia’s Sportsman of the Year award.

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