The Sacramento Kings are among the teams chasing Zoran Dragic, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
ESPN sources say Phoenix, Indiana and Sacramento are the teams in most serious pursuit of Slovenian guard Zoran Dragic, brother of Goran— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 10, 2014
Zoran is the brother of Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns, and plays with Goran on the Slovenian national team. Kings brass got a close look at Zoran in Tuesday’s game against the United States, as Pete D’Alessandro was reportedly in town for the FIBA World Cup.
Pete D'Alessandro left for Spain yesterday to support DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay in person at FIBA World Cup.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) September 8, 2014
Zoran finished the game against the US with 11 points, five rebounds, and two blocks. Dragic can play shooting guard or small forward, which would fit the Kings’ stated desire for positionless players. He also continues the trend of the Kings pursuing international talent. The Kings were recently reported to be interested in Dmitry Kulagin, but he decided to remain in Russia on a one-year deal.
After discussing move to the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, guard Dmitry Kulagin is signing a one-year deal in Russia, source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2014
Among the three teams Stein reported to be interested in Dragic, we have to assume the Kings are in third place. The Pacers and Suns are both better rosters, allowing the opportunity for immediate success. Zoran would presumably favor the Suns, where he could team up with his brother.