He may not be an All-Star (yet), but Goran Dragic is finally getting some of the recognition he deserves, as he was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for the week beginning January 27th through February 2nd. The Phoenix Suns went 4-0 as a team, with Dragic carrying them the whole way.
It’s not the first time Dragic has gotten this award, but it is his first in a Suns uniform. His other win was with the Houston Rockets in April of 2012.
Dragic not only produced, but he did it in limited minutes. Over the last week, Goran scored 26.8 points per game, with six assists and four rebounds in just 29.2 minutes per game. He shot a remarkable 63.9 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the 3-point line. For those that remember, this is the second time a Suns player has won the award this year, as Markieff Morris won it early in the season.
The Suns have needed Dragic and his production with Eric Bledsoe out of the lineup and Goran hasn’t disappointed. The 4-0 record from the previous week was impressive, with wins at Philadelphia, at Milwaukee, at Indiana and at home against Charlotte.
Hopefully Dragic continues his pace, as opposed to Morris, who has gone through his fair share of inconsistent play throughout the season.
Michael Dunlap is an NBA credentialed writer who is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Sports Illustrated/Fansided NBA site HoopsHabit.com and the Arizona Sports site HeatWaved.com. He also covers high school sports for The Arizona Republic. Follow me on Twitter @DunlapNBA.