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.
- 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.
ESPN Sources: The Spurs — who are trading for Toronto's Goran Dragic — are expected to negotiate a contract buyout with Dragic. Among the interested expected to be interested once he becomes a free agent: Dallas, Milwaukee, Chicago, Clippers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 10, 2022
Might take some time for Goran Dragic to negotiate a buyout with the Spurs as expected. As @ChrisBHaynes first reported, there's interest with the Mavs. Dragic intrigued with Nets, Warriors, Clippers & Bulls, too, but TBD on how that plays out
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 10, 2022
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.