Celtics waive Zoran Dragic, who plans to return to Europe
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived guard/forward Zoran Dragic.
Dragic, a 6’5” guard/forward, was originally acquired by the Celtics along with a future second round pick and cash considerations from the Miami Heat on July 27, 2015. He appeared in 16 games split between the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat during the 2014-15 season and averaged 1.8 points in 4.7 minutes per game over that span. He posted a season-high 22 points on 9-17 (.529) shooting from the field, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 41 minutes of action against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 2015.
ESPN.com’s Marc Stein tweets that Dragic plans to return to Europe, where he will be able to get more consistent minutes than he would have in the NBA:
Reps for Zoran Dragic, I'm told, wanted to secure release from Celts so the younger Dragic could return to Europe and ensure consistent PT— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 10, 2015
When the Heat traded Zoran to the Celtics after maxing out Goran, it was the second move this summer that broke up a pair of brothers who had been teammates. But unlike the Morris twins, who by all accounts are extremely unhappy to be separated, all indications are that Goran is happy with this move. His brother wants a bigger role and more minutes, and he’ll get that overseas. Good for him.