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.