The Brooklyn Nets entered the 2021/22 NBA season considered championship favorites by many people, but things didn't play in their favor, and they finished a season with many controversies without winning a single playoff game. The Brooklynites were one of the biggest disappointments in the league, with several players disliking their time with the franchise.
One of them is Goran Dragic, who landed in Brooklyn hoping to compete for the championship, but his team struggled to even make it to the postseason. During a recent interview, the veteran point guard touched on several topics, including his decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls and his participation with the Slovenian national team.
However, the quote that stood out the most involved his two former superstar teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Dragic talked about his time playing with them, admitting it was difficult since the team had an individual focus instead of a collective one.
Last year, I decided the way I did. I played with some stars like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and I have to admit that it was quite difficult because the focus was not the team, but more the individual performances of the individuals.
He added that the situation is over and is now ready to start a new chapter with the Chicago Bulls after agreeing to a one-year deal with the six-time NBA champions.
You have had a really difficult season, where almost nothing went according to plan. What aspirations do you have for the next chapter in your career?
It was really tough last year, but that's part of the sport. I'm happy that I came to the club environment that I wanted, in which I know that I will play, where I can reach consistency again, and that's what I'm most happy about. Last season, I didn't play for four months, then I came to Brooklyn and immediately played 30 minutes, which was difficult. The season was really not successful, but the most important thing is that it is behind us, it is in the past and now we can only look forward.
It's easy to see that his tenure in Brooklyn was anything but pleasant for Dragic. He's now linking up with Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, and more interesting players on the Bulls, trying to take Chicago to compete in the East again. His veteran presence will be very helpful for the Bulls, who want to improve their performance from last season and show that they are back.