April 19, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Goran Dragic (3) drives past New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) during the second half at the New Orleans Arena. The Hornets defeated the Rockets 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Should The Hornets Go After Goran Dragic?

Goran Dragic may be the 2nd best point guard in this years free agency class. He is coming off of a solid breakout year with the Rockets and will be looking for a pay raise.

There are about 6 teams that have shown interest in Dragic thus far and the Hornets are one of those teams. No offer has been made to Dragic but he is demanding a contract worth around $10 million per year and expects to start for whatever team he signs with.

A source close to free-agent point guard Goran Dragic said the Raptors, Suns, Nets, Hornets, Lakers and Rockets have all expressed interest. The Rockets, for whom Dragic shined in the second half of last season, are said to be coming on the strongest. But Dragic, according to the source, has a serious interest in being part of a winning team and will consider that factor as much as the money. The source made it clear, however, that Dragic expects to be a starter for whichever team he joins.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/sam_amick/07/02/nba-free-agency-steve-nash-dwight-howard-deron-williams/index.html#ixzz1zWaDhe3A

The Hornets currently have guards Jarret Jack, Grevis Vasquez, and the rookie Austin Rivers. Dragic would be an immediate upgrade from Jack and Vasquez but no point in having all of these guys and Eric Gordon on the same roster.

I wouldn’t expect the Hornets to put much effort into signing Dragic. I’m sure they would love to have him but there are other priorities the Hornets need to address at this time.

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