Looking to address a lack of 3-point shooting, the Chicago Bulls are set to sign veteran guard Goran Dragić to a one-year deal, according to a report by The Athletic.
The deal is worth a reported $2.9 million as the Bulls continue to build their roster around newly re-signed guard Zach LaVine.
Dragić, 36, is a 36.2% career 3-point shooter, one of the weakest areas for the Bulls last season. They took the fewest 3-pointers in the league last season (28.8 per game), and despite ranking fourth in 3-point accuracy, the lack of volume led to the league’s lowest scoring rate from long range.
Adding Dragić also should help shore up the bench production; the Bulls ranked 29th in bench scoring last season.
Entering his 15th season, Dragić found the most success during a seven-season stretch with the Miami Heat, averaging 16.2 points from February 2015 through the 2020-21 season and making the All-Star team in 2018.
His 3-point accuracy dipped to 25.4% last season as he stepped away from the sport for personal reasons, playing only 21 games. The Toronto Raptors traded him in Februrary to the San Antonio Spurs, who bought out his contract his four days later. He signed with the Brooklyn Nets later that month and played 16 games with them.
Dragić will be another older addition to the Bulls roster, but his relatively low salary and potential offensive contributions should offer versatility for the upcoming season.