Phoenix Suns’ point guard Goran Dragić was fantastic last season.
Dragić put up 20.3 points, 5.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 50.5% from the floor, 40.8% from three and 76.0% from the charity stripe last season.
That’s why the Indiana Pacers reportedly tried to trade for Dragić, offering center Roy Hibbert in return. Now, they could turn their attention to another Dragić.
According to Sportando,the Pacers are interested in Goran’s brother, Zoran Dragić.
According to Marc Stein, a couple of NBA teams have interest in Zoran Dragic, younger brother of Goran. He recently signed a two-year extension with Unicaja Malaga in Spain and he has a buyout around 800.000$.
Pacers are one of the teams that have interest in Zoran Dragic, sources told Sportando.
ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report that Dragić had interest from NBA teams.
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!
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 29, 2014
Bringing Dragić over may be a good idea. He may not be the player his brother his, but he has had a very successful career. He was the Slovenian league MVP back in 2011. Dragić currently plays for Unicaja in Málaga, Andalusia in the Spanish League. In 2 games in the 2013-2014 season, Dragić averaged 10.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game while shooting 41.3% from the field, 35.4% from beyond the arc and 70.3% from the free throw line.
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(H/T Pro Basketball Talk)