LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers may be willing to pay big bucks to acquire Phoenix Suns’ guard Goran Dragic, according to a report Friday.
Team officials have signaled plans to agressively go after the Slovenian guard with a four-year, $80 million offer, which would approach max contract territory, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported.READ MORE: George Clooney, Eva Longoria Help Launch LAUSD's Entertainment Business Magnet School
The Houston Rockets are also considered potential suitors for Dragic, 28, who played for the Rockets in between two separate stints with the Suns.READ MORE: LA Restaurateur Mark Peel, Co-Founder Of Campanile And La Brea Bakery, Dies At 66
Dragic a posted career-best numbers in points per game (20.3) and field goal percentage (50.5) last season. This season, he is averaging 16.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds through his first 52 games.MORE NEWS: Homeless Man Killed In Boyle Heights Hit-And-Run
The Suns are reportedly seeking a first-round pick in return for Dragic, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.