Goran Dragic trade rumors: Latest buzz, speculation surrounding Suns guard

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews, left, works the ball in against Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, from Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) By Don Ryan Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews, left, works the ball in against Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, from Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) By Don Ryan

PHOENIX -- Teams around the NBA searching for guard help will reportedly attempt to pry Goran Dragic away from the Phoenix Suns before the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Boston Celtics have emerged as outside contenders to land Dragic before the trade deadline.

On Feb. 17, Shams Charania of RealGM.com reported that the Phoenix Suns appear poised to trade Dragic.

Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Dragic's agent told management the guard has no plans of re-signing with the team this summer.

Stein reported on the prospects of a trade going down.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Kincks are three franchises on Dragic's list of teams he would accept a trade to, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Wojnarowski mentions the Pacers as a possibility as well. However, Wojnarowski also noted that the Suns could make the risky decision to keep Dragic and trade Isaiah Thomas instead.

ESPN's Marc Stein noted that while the Rockets may not be a preferred destination, the team isn't ready to bow out yet. The Kings aren't considered a preferred team either at this point, but Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports also noted that the Kings want Dragic "bad and are prepared to offer Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas in order to clear cap space for a max deal in the offseason.

Previously on Tuesday, Wojnarowski revealed the team still has hopes of re-signing Dragic, and that Phoenix would want at least a player with All-Star potential and a draft choice to even consider a trade.

On Feb. 16, Bleacher Report's Howard Beck reported that the Suns "were active on the phones this weekend. The sense is they are ready to deal Dragic, rather than risk losing him to free agency."