2022 Trade Deadline

Raptors trade Goran Dragic to Spurs in exchange for Thaddeus Young

San Antonio reportedly is expected to negotiate a contract buyout with Dragic, making him a free agent.

Veteran guard Goran Dragic is headed to San Antonio in exchange for Thad Young.

The Toronto Raptors are sending Goran Dragic to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Thaddeus Young and Drew Eubanks, the Raptors announced on Thursday. Eubanks was later waived after the deal was done, the team revealed.

Toronto receives:

  • Thaddeus Young
  • Drew Eubanks (waived)
  • 2022 second-round pick

San Antonio receives:

  • Goran Dragic
  • 2022 first-round pick

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania were first to report the deal.

According to multiple reports, the Spurs are expected to negotiate a contract buyout with Dragic, making him a free agent. Among the teams expected to be interested once the buyout is complete include: Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors.

Dragic heads to San Antonio after playing just five games with the Raptors this season, averaging eight points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists. The 35-year-old guard stepped away from the team in November due to personal reasons. Toronto acquired Dragic in the offseason deal that sent Kyle Lowry to Miami.

In exchange for Dragic, the surging Raptors land two big men in Thaddeus Young and Drew Eubanks. Young, 33, brings veteran experience to the Raptors lineup. In 26 games with San Antonio this season, the 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 6.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Eubanks, an undrafted forward/center who has spent his four-year NBA career in San Antonio, is averaging 4.7 points and four rebounds over 12.1 minutes.  The Raptors (30-26) are currently No. 6 in the East standings.