The New York Knicks are absolutely terrible right now and have no chance of making the playoffs this season, but that hasn't put off Goran Dragic from thinking about joining them.
The Knicks are currently the second worst team in the Eastern Conference, with only the Philadelphia 76ers between them and what would be the number 1 pick in next year's draft. That's how bad the team is.
But Phoenix Suns star Dragic would still jump at the chance to represent the famous franchise.
Speaking in an interview with the New York Daily News after beating the Knicks on Saturday, Dragic - who will be a free agent in the summer - has admitted to holding an interest in plying his trade in the Big Apple.
“Oh yeah, definitely,” said Dragic, when asked if he'd like to move to the Knicks. “You know Phil, he was a great coach. He won so many titles and he was coaching so many great players that of course it’s interesting and I would love working with him.
Teams have actually been calling the Suns to ask about the possibility of trading for Dragic, hoping that they could perhaps pounce on a team fearful of losing a star player and could cash in on him on the cheap. But the Suns haven't budged, and staying in Phoenix could be a real possibility.
“I think so it’s a possibility, but not just New York,” Dragic said of leaving. “I’m a free agent. I want to explore my options but so far I’m really happy in Phoenix. They give me a lot. I like the city. I like the fans and I like the organization, so it’s going to be a tough decision to make, but I’m going to start thinking of that at the end of the season.”
Dragic was named to the All-NBA Third Team in the 2013 season and if he was playing in the Eastern Conference, the Slovenian would be a surefire All-Star.
The 28-year old is currently averaging 16 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds per game this year, in 32 minutes per encounter while shooting .493% from the field so far in 2014.