Goran Dragic taking personal leave
Goran Dragic will be away from the Raptors indefinitely to attend to a personal matter Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Raptors guard Goran Dragic will be away from the team for an undetermined period of time to attend to a personal matter, Toronto announced.

The former All-Star has played just five games for Toronto after being included in the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade with Miami in the offseason.

Here is the full statement from general manager Bobby Webster:

“Goran is taking some time away from the team, with our full support, to manage a personal matter. He has been a complete professional in the time that he has been with the Raptors — Goran has been a great mentor to our younger players and a valued teammate for our veterans.

“He will continue to work out and stay in shape during his time away. There is no definite timeline for this process, and we will advise updates as appropriate. Goran has the backing of Masai [Ujiri], Nick [Nurse] and the entire organization, and we wish him nothing but the best.”

Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca reports that this could be a long-term situation, with Dragic staying in Slovenia to attend to the personal matter until a trade or buyout agreement is reached.

Dragic, 35, holds career averages of 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists over 872 games (27.9 minutes per contest). He averaged 8.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in the five games with the Raptors (18.0 minutes).

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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