Goran Dragic made headlines final week when he stated that he was not interested by staying with the Toronto Raptors long-term and that he has “larger ambitions.”
Dragic has now walked these statements again and apologized to Raptors followers for the remark whereas speaking with Sportsnet’s Micheal Grange.
“My message mainly, to all Toronto followers, is I wish to apologize. It didn’t come out the precise method. I do know they love their workforce, and they need to be proud, it is without doubt one of the greatest organizations within the NBA. They’ve already gained a championship and I didn’t, so what I stated, it actually was not acceptable,” stated Dragic.
Dragic discovered himself on this predicament after being traded to the Raptors as a part of the sign-and-trade deal that despatched Kyle Lowry to Miami Warmth, the place he went on to signal a three-year $85 million contract.
Dragic performed seven seasons with the Warmth earlier than being traded, taking part in in 391 video games and averaging 16.2 factors and 5.2 assists per recreation.
The longer term for Dragic stays unclear after the commerce to the Raptors. A commerce continues to be doable that may ship Dragic again to a contender, or a buy-out can be on the desk since Dragic is on an expiring contract price $19.4 million.
There’s even a risk that Dragic stays with the Raptors for subsequent season, though that presently appears unlikely.