Dec. 26, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Spalding official basketball on the court during the game between the New Orleans Hornets against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Hornets defeated the Suns 85-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns will play Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic together despite size issues

Individually, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic are talented players. Together on the court at the same time? That might be a problem, but one the Phoenix Suns don’t seem all that concerned with.

New Suns general manager Ryan McDonough recently met with and reiterated that the team plans to play both Bledsoe and Dragic on the court at the same time:

“I see him as a basketball player,” McDonough said during an extended sit-down interview at the end of the NBA Summer League. “I try not to differentiate (positions). That’s one of the things we had success with in Boston on a limited basis with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley. I’m hoping to see some of the same stuff with Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. If guys are both tough and aggressive and can pass and shoot well, that leads to a lot of good things.”

So what’s the concern playing the two together? Size. Bledsoe is the smaller of the two at 6’1 while Dragic towers over him at 6’3 – an incredibly small backcourt.

However, despite their lack of height, both are speedy players who should be able to use their quickness advantage against bulkier competition.

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