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Goran Dragic

What do you guys think of him?

I think for the next few years, he could be a pretty good scoring PG. He can also play a little SG.
I think he plays very well next to Nash when they play together as well.

He can shoot it very well, hes a good ball handler, good finisher, hes very fast and hes surprisingly very athletic. And he has shown in the playoffs that he can get very hot and make bug plays.
Hes also a pretty good passer.

I think he could be a good starter in the league. WHat do you guys think of him?


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On the real, I have a little

On the real, I have a little man crush on Dragic. I love watching this guy play. I think he can be the heir to PG throne in PHO for sure.

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yes...I really really like

yes...I really really like his game, alot...

His game is tricked out. I could see him being an above avg starter or better...Very bright future

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On the real, I have a little

On the real, I have a little man crush on Dragic.

TMI lol.

Dragic could be a good guard. I'm interested if he could develop some better PG skills.

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haha knicksboy, what me and

haha knicksboy, what me and Goran have is completely emotional, no physicalness is involved. Someone always gets hurt when that gets involved.

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Im glad im not the only one

Im glad im not the only one who thinks this.
I think he is a possible above average starter on a team. I love his game, i think if he develops a little better PG skills, he will be a very good player, the potential is there.

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I completely agree R-Dot-13,

I completely agree R-Dot-13, I think Goran could work on his PG skills, but from what I see, he has a solid foundation to add to. He's always looking for the open man, and makes smart decisions. His shot selection is also impressive, taking high percentage shots. His inside drive skills also impress me, especially against the LA bigs. I thought Gentry was crazy for trusting his bench for all 5 positions for most of the 4th quarter, but they did fine, led by Dragic. The PHO bench is looking really good right now. Does anyone else find it funny that Dragic is doing all this while looking like a 14 year old? I think GS vs. PHO would look like a high school game.

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Agreed. +1 to all of the

Agreed. +1 to all of the above.

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Agreed. +1 to all of the

Agreed. +1 to all of the above.

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he plays just

he plays just like......barbosa

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People Change Opinions on the Fly

One year ago many on this forum were shredding Gorin Dragic, saying the Suns made a mistake. If you're a long time member here, you might recall that I said they were dead wrong. Those guys are your typical spoiled Americans who expect instant success everywhere in life.

This is what I told them prior to the start of the 2009-2010 season. You cannot judge Dragic so quickly because:

1. He was very young.
2. He had to learn a brand new culture, moving from Europe to the U.S.
3. He had to learn a new language.
4. He had to make the adjustment from European to NBA style play.
5. Just watching him you could see the potential because he was very quick and a great ball handler.

All of those factors made it impossible to make a final judgment on the guy after only one season. It was clear Dragic had zero confidence last season, but after Alvin Gentry took over, you could see a change in his game. After one year of adjusting to America and the NBA, and with a coach who injected confidence into his game, Gorin Dragic just might be the best backup PG in the league.

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Hes definitely not the best

Hes definitely not the best backup PG in the league especially since the 6th man of the year plays a combo gaurd just like dragic. That was a very wrong thing to say there are plenty of good PG's in this league and saying he is a good G is not understating anything. Give credit where do hes a good young player with a very bright future but I could probally name 5 backup PGs that are better at least.

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7chakras: 5 Better Backup PGs

OK 7chakras, I'll bite. Name 5 guys who are better backup point guards.

You'll probably come up with some good names but let me tell you what I based my opinion on. Steve Nash is an elite PG, one of the best all time, even at his advanced age. In previous seasons, whenever Nash was on the bench, the Phoenix offense would fall apart.

However, with a new level of confidence this year, when Dragic came into the game, the Phoenix offense didn't miss a beat. In my opinion, anyone who can play at that high level behind Steve Nash has to be an outstanding point guard. Maybe there is a better backup PG in the league, but I'm having a hard time figuring out who he is.

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Rtbt, out of curiousity,

Rtbt, out of curiousity, weren't you one of the people that didn't like Dragic at the beginning of the year or was it the other way around?

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Mr. 6000

Let me start by saying I thoroughly enjoy reading your analysis of the draftees. Keep up the good work.

No, it was just the opposite Mr. 6000, I liked his potential but wanted to reserve judgment until he has at least one season in the league. If you would have read my post above, it was a reminder. Since most people never read earlier messages in a thread, let me paste it in below.

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Prior to the start of the 2009-2010 season, many on this forum were shredding Gorin Dragic, saying the Suns made a big mistake. If you're a long time member here, you might recall that I said they were dead wrong. Those guys are your typical spoiled Americans who expect instant success everywhere in life.

This is what I told them prior to the start of the season. You cannot judge Dragic so quickly because:

1. He was very young.
2. He had to learn a brand new culture, moving from Europe to the U.S.
3. He had to learn a new language.
4. He had to make the adjustment from European to NBA style play.
5. Just watching him you could see the potential because he was very quick and a great ball handler.

All of those factors made it impossible to make a final judgment on the guy after only one season. It was clear Dragic had zero confidence last season, but after Alvin Gentry took over, you could see a change in his game. After one year of adjusting to America and the NBA, and with a coach who injected confidence into his game, Gorin Dragic just might be the best backup PG in the league.

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Thanks alot man. I appreciate

Thanks alot man. I appreciate it.

Oh ok, I thought I remembered you saying that Dragic wasn't good in the beginning, but yea I read your original post. I was just kinda making sure you weren't one of the people that you were calling out. But I had a feeling I was wrong. My bad.

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i think dragic has a hell of

i think dragic has a hell of a future. Not a great shooter yet, still inconsistent in that regard. but he is a fantastic athlete and gets to the rim great. but the lakers suck at defending the pg position and before game 4 dragic was 7-18 shooting and had only 1 more assists then turnovers. Im still not ready to say he is gonna be a good starter. Although he will defenitely get the opportunity as nash gets older.

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Dragic could..

definitely start. There's always some guy who played/lived overseason thats underrated, and has a coming out party.

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I am wrong a few times and I admit every one

I was wrong about Groran Dragic. I will admit that now but come on who saw this guys playing like this. I think he shocked even his own team.

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All Dragic needed was

All Dragic needed was confidence and Alvin Gentry gave it to him. I give Gentry a lot of credit for Dragic's development.

The thing I like about him the most is he's tough. He doesn't back down. He's not afraid of the bright lights either. I'm interested in him, so I'll be watching him closely for now on.

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