The Houston Rockets have a serious interest in the Phoenix Suns All-Star point guard Goran Dragic, with a trade offer set to be made in the very near future.
According to reports from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Suns are asking for a first round pick for their Slovenian star and Daryl Morey and the Rockets are falling over themselves in eagerness to bring Dragic in.
The NBA's trade deadline is next Thursday and Houston are intent to bring in the point guard they originally let go in 2012.
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"Sources said that the Rockets, who let Dragic go in free agency in the summer of 2012 but have him high on their list of free-agent targets this coming summer, are prominent among the teams hoping to engage the Suns in serious discussions about Dragic before the league's annual trade buzzer next week," Stein wrote earlier today.
Houston won't be the only team with an interest in the All-Star. According to Stein, the Los Angeles Lakers have also coveted Dragic for a long time and are looking to him to lead their offense.
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Bledsoe and Thomas
Dragic is easily the best player the Suns have, but in signing two other point guards last off-season they could very well have forced him out of the door. The Suns re-signed Eric Bledsoe to a five-year, $70 million contract late last summer and also added Isaiah Thomas to their deep backcourt in July on a three-year deal worth $27 million.
Because of this, Dragic and his representatives see a chance in the market to go out and test the waters to see what they can get. And in interviews he has conducted, Dragic has not ruled out a single team, even the New York Knicks.
"Every team in the NBA is an option to me, because it is a privilege to play for any team in the NBA. When the time comes, I'm going to sit down with my family and my agent and try to make the best decision for myself."
So NBA fans, where do you think Goran Dragic will be playing his basketball next season? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below...