Goran Dragic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Goran Dragic insists Rockets will have equal chance in free agency

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets might have let guard Goran Dragic return to the Suns as a free agent, but Dragic said Friday that he would not hold that against them if they pursue him as a free agent next summer. Dragic signed a four-year deal with the Suns that gave him the power to opt out after his third..." January 26

  • Nick Young trying to recruit Goran Dragic and Marc Gasol to Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Lakers fans aren’t used to the kind of losing that’s taking place this year and, rest assured, the organization will do what it can to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Magic Johnson would like to see the Lakers continue piling up losses to increase the chances of gaining a high pick..." January 22

  • Knicks get glimpse at stud point guard tailor-made for them

    New York Post "Here come the Suns. And here comes Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic into the Garden for a Saturday matinee — a crafty, left-handed point guard who will be a free agent in July armed with a skill set that could make Phil Jackson’s triangle offense make sense. Knicks fans can dream. While big men..." December 20

  • Zoran Dragic in Phoenix Was No Favor to Goran

    Basketball Insiders "While brothers playing in the NBA isn’t neccesarily a rare thing, having two brothers actually play for the same team for an extended period of time in the regular season is pretty rare. Of course, you wouldn’t know that looking at the Phoenix Suns’ roster, since they’ve got not one but two..." November 25

  • Sources: Suns' Dragic free-agency to be 'open,' with Rockets, Lakers in pursuit

    Sporting News "In September, Suns point guard Goran Dragic told a reporter during the FIBA World Cup that it was his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and become a free agent — but that he would only do so with the intention of quickly re-signing with Phoenix. While that might..." November 19

  • If Suns hand out a max contract, it should go to Goran Dragic

    Arizona Republic "It's about time for the Suns to get moving, put their priorities in order, take the advice of LeBron James and "break bread." But not with Eric Bledsoe. With Goran Dragic. Dragic is about to enter the third year of a four-year contract he signed with the Suns, but he has a player option at..." September 18

  • Coming Attractions: Goran & Zoran Show

    ESPN.com "American viewers will be getting another up-close look at the Goran & Zoran Show in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Even better news: It might not be the last time we see them together this year. Sources here in Spain told ESPN.com this weekend that the Phoenix..." September 08

  • Goran Dragic says FIBA World Cup game was fixed

    USA Today "Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic thinks all was not right in Thursday’s FIBA World Cup match between Angola and Australia. Dragic plays for Slovenia, who handed Australia its only loss so far in Group D. Dragic’s complaint was this: Australia had already qualified out of the group stage, so..." September 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Also pleased to hear, since writing about ZORAN Dragic yesterday, that a few NBA teams are indeed tracking him. Hope for a two-Dragic NBA!

  • Suns’ Goran Dragic wins NBA’s Most Improved Player award

    SI.com "Leading the Suns to one of the most surprising rises in the league this season, Phoenix guard Goran Dragic has been voted the NBA’s 2013-14 Most Improved Player. Dragic powered the Suns to a 23-win improvement (48-34) from the year before, averaging a career-best 20.3 points to go along with..." April 23

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Suns beat writer @paulcoro tells us on 103.3 FM ESPN that he expects PG Goran Dragic (ankle) to play tonight vs. Mavs.

  • Goran Dragic out for Suns game at Jazz

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guard Goran Dragic will sit out tonight’s game at Utah due to a right ankle sprain he suffered during Tuesday night’s home loss to Minnesota. Dragic tweaked the ankle in the third quarter Tuesday night when he grabbed an errant Timberwolves shot and started a fastbreak. Heading..." February 26

  • Goran Dragic is playing at All-Star level for Phoenix

    Arizona Republic "Last season, Goran Dragic was the first-year, full-time starting point guard of the Western Conference’s worst team. This season, Dragic became the star of a 30-21 Suns team by establishing career bests in scoring and shooting. Dragic’s star status was not enough to be named to Sunday’s NBA..." February 14

  • Dragic’s success comes as no surprise to McHale

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets coach Kevin McHale isn’t surprised at the year Phoenix guard Goran Dragic is having. Dragic, who is averaging 20.1 points per game for the Suns this season, played for the Rockets two seasons ago, in McHale’s first year coaching the team. “I saw Goran do the same things for 20 games..." February 06

  • Who should get Kobe’s All-Star spot: Goran Dragic or Anthony Davis?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Whatever new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does, he’s going to make some people angry, while others will say he’s an idiot. (He should get used to it, pretty much everything he does in the big chair will turn out that way.) Who does he choose for Kobe Bryant’s All-Star spot? Kobe is still out..." February 03

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Hornacek said Dragic will play tonight in #SunsAtPacers. His left elbow swelling reduced.

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Goran Dragic will be available tonight, though his status likely won't be confirmed until game-time. As @Espo said earlier, x-rays were neg.

  • Suns’ Goran Dragic to receive $1 million bonus if he makes the All-Star team

    Arizona Republic "A debate about whether Goran Dragic is playing like an All-Star is unnecessary. He indisputably is. Look at where Dragic has put the shocking Suns and held them up in Eric Bledsoe’s absence. Look at his membership in the 19-point, six-assist, 49-percent club — him, MVP LeBron James and nobody..." January 28

  • Suns could feel pressure to trade Goran Dragic, per report

    SB Nation "The Suns new backcourt is performing well, but playing Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe together might not be part of their long-term plan. The Phoenix Suns' starting backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe is not expected to be a long-term solution for the team, and rival executives believe..." January 03

  • Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic leads the way in romp of Los Angeles Clippers

    Arizona Republic "The stage was set for the apprentice to meet the mentor here Monday night but the Clippers were the ones getting schooled by the Suns. Once the Suns acquired Eric Bledsoe from under Chris Paul’s Los Angeles Clippers shadow in July, the speculation about trading Goran Dragic grew because the..." December 31

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    Bledsoe, Dragic expected to start though Hornacek said Tucker nearly ran into Dragic at practice; joked might be time for no-contact jerseys

  • Suns Dragic thriving in new roles on, off court

    Fox Sports Arizona "Goran Dragic is learning, day by day, that sharing your space with a newcomer requires patience and the willingness to adjust. But is the Suns' point guard completely comfortable with this arrangement? “No,” Dragic said after scoring 31 points in Wednesday night’s 120-106 victory over the..." November 30

  • Goran Dragic says he's going to play Friday

    Arizona Republic "He is the foreign-born Suns point guard with a young son named Mateo and a penchant for injuries and gashes to the face. No, not Steve Nash. His son’s name is spelled Matteo. It is Goran Dragic, whose month of ankle sprains and head-on collisions continued Wednesday night when he butted..." November 15

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Goran Dragic WILL travel to Portland after his first son Mateo was born yesterday. Will get there either tonight or tomorrow morning. #Suns

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    Matt Petersen @TheMattPetersen

    Once again, Goran Dragic a game-time decision tonight for the #Suns

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Dragic will play tonight but not start. Green starts again for the #Suns.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Dragic played in half-court scrimmages today. His ankle is improving & looks good for Sunday's game but #Suns staff will decide on game day.

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    Craig Grialou @Craig620

    Hornacek said Dragic, if good to play, would likely start moving Gerald Green back to the bench; Alex Len also gametime decision

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Hornacek said Dragic will not play tonight at SA but hopes he'll be available for the next #Suns home game Friday. Bonner is out for SA.

  • Suns' Dragic expected to miss 2 games for ankle sprain

    Arizona Republic "Suns point guard Goran Dragic is expected to miss the team’s next two games after he sprained the left ankle that he also had injured in the preseason. Dragic sprained the ankle while scoring on a fastbreak early in the third quarter of the Suns’ 103-96 loss Sunday night at Oklahoma City. He..." November 04

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Dragic is fine to play for the #Suns tonight at OKC after he had to leave Friday's game early with a face bruise that affected his vision.

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Dragic tried to return in the 3rd after crashing on his cheekbone in the 2nd and had vision issues. No concussion symptoms. @KingLouieLouie

  • Suns guard Dragic suffers sprained ankle in loss to Kings

    SB Nation "Dragic didn't return to the game but the point guard said the injury is nothing serious. Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic suffered a sprained left ankle in the Suns' 107-90 preseason loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Dragic injured the ankle when he stepped on Jimmer..." October 18

  • Goran Dragic looks for Phoenix rise

    ESPN.com "Goran Dragic believes his new backcourt tandem with Eric Bledsoe can push the Phoenix Suns away from the NBA's basement and bring a retro touch back to Arizona. The 27-year-old point guard took over the reins of the Suns last season from Steve Nash but could do little to arrest a slide toward..." September 23

  • Opposing scout gets inside look at ‘rock star’ Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic

    Arizona Republic "As an advance scout for the Golden State Warriors and previously for the Chicago Bulls Chris Thomas has spent several late nights during the past five seasons trying to prepare his teams for games against Suns point guard Goran Dragic. Dragic’s adept pick-and-roll play is always a key to..." September 17

  • Goran Dragic "excited" about Suns' offseason

    NBA.com "Despite a busy offseason that has included national team play and marriage to his long-time girlfriend Goran Dragic has paid enough attention to the Suns to like what his NBA team has done. In a phone interview with Suns.com on Monday the Slovenian playmaker gave a big thumbs up toward the..." August 27

  • Suns guard Goran Dragic asserting himself as season winds down

    Arizona Republic "The Suns have lost eight consecutive games but at least one of their players is finishing the season strong. Point guard Goran Dragic was brilliant in Phoenix’s 111-107 loss to Golden State on Friday, scoring 32 points on 11-of-13 shooting while playing 43 minutes. The performance may have been..." April 07

  • Phoenix Suns coach Lindsey Hunter opts to give Goran Dragic break

    Arizona Republic "The Suns have looked like a team that could lose all on its own this season without a need to tank for draft position. The move to hold Goran Dragic out of Wednesday night’s loss at Utah and Thursday night’s home game against Sacramento for rest was the first indication that the Suns might be..." March 28

  • Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic accelerates his game since All-Star break

    Arizona Republic "Goran Dragic insists nothing has changed on his end since the All-Star break. The Suns point guard said he has the same preparation before every game, whether it was in November or March. It’s just everything else has changed around him. “We changed so many things this season — coaching..." March 24

  • Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic displays passing prowess

    Arizona Republic "Goran Dragic keeps making croquet wickets out of opponent’s legs. His Monday night victim was his point guard mentor, Steve Nash. On a fast break, Dragic zipped a bounce pass that Nash tried to kick only to have it split his legs and find Jared Dudley for a layup. Nash twice looked back and..." March 20

  • Suns' Goran Dragic dominating opening quarters, tailing off later in games

    Bright Side Of The Sun "As I've watched games lately, I get the impression that PG Goran Dragic is at his best in the first quarter. Last night, he finished with an impressive double-double - his fifth such double-double in just six games since the All-Star break. But it's occurred to me that his stats are quite..." February 28

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Where Gortat ranks among possible deals

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns Marcin Gortat, with a side of Jared Dudley came in 11th in the rankings. Seems fair. Remember, with ALL the "NBA sources" and ALL the "NBA insiders" together in Houston over the next few days we are almost assured to see an uptick in NBA Trade Rumors. Hang on to your..." February 14

  • Goran Dragic highly frustrated with team's lack of consistent effort

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Goran Dragic is quite frustrated. His team has lost by a combined 59 points in the last two games and nearly set a record for fewest points in a single game for the franchise last night (68 points in 1981 was a team low). He has never been on a losing team in the NBA before, and certainly has..." February 11