5. Goran Dragic
On the Miami Heat’s path to the NBA Finals last season, Goran Dragic proved that he can still be a major piece on a championship-caliber team. After struggling with injuries recently in his career that was a big question mark that he answered with his excellent play.
However, his season did end with yet another injury, this time a torn plantar fascia in his foot. If he is able to recover and be the player he was before that injury in the finals, then he would be a great veteran addition for any contending team looking for point guard help next season.
Since that is the case, both Los Angeles teams will likely take a look at signing him because they could both use another playmaker in their backcourt. The Lakers especially could use Dragić’s ability to hit the open jumper and take an opposing guard off the dribble to create for teammates.
Dragić has had a ton of personal achievements in his NBA career like the NBA’s Most Improved Player with the Phoenix Suns in 2014 and even earning an All-Star selection with Miami in 2018, yet that ultimate prize of an NBA championship ring has always alluded him.
At this point in his career, he could be looking to hunt that title before it is too late. The Lakers might be his best opportunity in the league to get that done, but he could also stay in Miami and be a top contender in the East.