Goran Dragic continues to play well in Eurobasket

Apr 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic (1) shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma (34) defends during the second quarter at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has been playing well in this year’s Eurobasket and it continued today against Greece. In today’s game versus Greece, Dragic scored 28 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists.

Just by this stat line, it seems like Dragic is becoming a scoring machine and it will help Eric Bledsoe in the regular season. Since it seems as if Bledsoe and Dragic will be backcourt mates. With Dragic playing well, so has his native country Slovenia, who has advanced to the quarterfinals.

In Eurobasket so far, Dragic has been averaging 15.2 points per game. Sad to say, the Suns will need that this season as they really don’t have a scoring offense. But with Dragic running point with Bledsoe playing shooting guard, the Suns should be able to get 30-40 points a night from this combo consistently.

When looking at Dragic’s game, he is more of a passer in comparison to Bledsoe who is more of a slasher and scorer. Hopefully, both players can learn something from each other. If you are Jeff Hornacek, you want Dragic to keep on scoring to give the team another threat on the field and you want Bledsoe to become more of a passer and get his teammates involved and shake the bench player moniker.

Topics: Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns

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  • Sam

    Dragic is at best a reserve guard. He’s just not accurate & strong enough for a championship-level guard. He can not compete with Parker, Wade, Bryant & top guards. Suns needs a Richardson type guard accurate from 3 and a strong dunker, also a guard who is a hustler like Tucker or Genobili. This season Suns will end at around 36-46 and will be around the 10th spot in the west. Ofcourse Sarver may again order intentional loss like last season to get cheap draft players. In that case Suns will end at 18-64!

    • Jovan Alford

      Hmm… I think Dragic and Bledose can be a nice backcourt but will take time though to grow. Well they might have their three point shooter in Dionte Christmas who they just signed not too long ago. Let’s see which of those predictions come true!

      • Sam

        I like Christmas & Goodwin, Bledsoe doesn’t seem like a very productive guard, his average for about 20minutes is 6.7points and he’s a tiny 6’1″ even smaller than Dragic. Right now 8 of the players are 6’5″ or below and the only tall ones are Len(Rookie), Frye(heart issue), Gortat(Clumsy), Markieff Morris(Slow & a bit short against 7footers) & Plumlee(23.8% FG%) so Suns will be faster, but dead in the paint against big skilled teams & will be outrebounded every game.

        • Jovan Alford

          I keep on forgetting about Archie Goodwin, he will be good and don’t sleep on Plumlee. I liked what he did in the summer league.