NBA: Phoenix Suns Point Guard Goran Dragic
It appears that the Goran Dragic re-signing has been a positive one for the Phoenix Suns to this point in the 2012-2013 season. When a player signs a free agent deal with a new team; you simply hope that the player lives up to his expectations. A career year or even career years would live up to the expectations of the fans, the front office and the coaching staff
So far this season Dragic is one of only three NBA players averaging better than 16.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. If his pace continues, the young playmaker would join Kevin Johnson and Jason Kidd as the only three Suns in franchise history to reach those numbers for an entire season. Not even Steve Nash was able to accomplish that feat.
Dragic is also leading the entire NBA in steals at home. In fact, Dragic has multiple steals in a career-high 10 straight-games. The left-handed guard has nearly as many steals (32), as turnovers (35).
Dragic is currently 16th among all guards in scoring and he is 11th in the league in assists per game. So far, for the 2012-13 season, Dragic is the only Suns player to score in double figures in every game and is excellent from 3-point range, shooting 38 percent on the season.
When the Suns go through a scoring slump, Dragic stops distributing the ball and reels off a few shots of his own to lift his team. He is also capable of making a play on the other end of the floor that will swing the momentum back in a positive direction for the Suns.
When Goran Dragic’s name was placed on this year’s NBA All-Star ballot earlier this season many wondered if he deserved a place on the ballot. Well, if he keeps up his current numbers, the fans will see him playing in the All Star game. This seasons’ All Star game is in Houston on Sunday February 17th, where Dragic played before returning to the Suns this year.
The Suns play eight of their next 10 games at home, starting Thursday, December 6th. They play the Dallas Mavericks and the game will be nationally televised. So get out to US Airways Arena and cheer on the Suns next star.