Goran Dragic G PHO 21 Days

Dragic had a rough time getting anything going on Thursday against Brazilian Champions Flamengo. He managed to end up with 6 points (2-9 FG, 1-2 FT, 1-2 3Pt), one assist, one rebound, and three turnovers through 24 minutes, azcentral reports.

It certainly wasn't an encouraging way to follow up his performance in the FIBA cup. However, Dragic still needs time to get adjusted to Jeff Hornacek's style and his teammates, as well. On top of that, Coach Hornacek said that he was looking to experiment with different lineups in this game, meaning he probably didn't aim to have the most efficient unit on the floor at all times. Those looking to draft Dragic should just consider this a bad game and feel confident when selecting him.

Goran Dragic G PHO 2 Months

Dragic had another tough outing on the court against Team USA, finishing with 13 points (6-15FG, 0-0FT, 1-5 3Pt), four assists, four rebounds, and four turnovers through 29 minutes, bringing his international play to an end this offseason, azcentral reports.

"The Dragon" had a solid run during international play, with final averages of 16 points (0.554 FG, 0.600 FT, 0.355 3Pt), 4.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.6 turnovers through 26 minutes. Considering his team lacked another NBA level caliber player, these numbers are actually very uplifting to those looking to draft the 28-year-old point guard. His numbers don't dominate the scoresheet, and his free throw averages leave something to be desired. But, Dragic displayed many moments of brilliance during his FIBA run. Given the upgrade in surrounding talent on his Suns team, look for Dragic to take a lot back from this experience and have a productive fantasy season.

Goran Dragic G PHO 2 Months

Dragic went off on Tuesday for 22 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 FT, 2-4 3Pt), four assists, and two rebounds in 25 minutes, helping Slovenia remain unbeaten in Group D of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, azcentral reports.

During live play, Dragic has averaged 20.3 points (0.706 FG, 0.700 FT, .545 3Pt), 4.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds through 26 minutes. Since his exhibition match with Team USA, he has been playing at a phenomenal level and helped carry Slovenia to a point where they can take control of their group with a win tonight. Dragic's passion to win and unwavering focus on a big stage is reassuring for the All-NBA point guard's prospects heading into next season.

Goran Dragic G PHO 2 Months

Dragic agreed to follow a specific plan outlined between the Slovenian national team and the Suns to keep him fresh for the 2014-15 NBA season, azcentral reports.

Dragic is being limited to one practice per day and will only be available for five of Slovenia's 16 exhibition games. This should help keep him fresh, and it does offer some reassurance that Dragic won't be too rundown when NBA training camps open at the start of October.

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Dragic finished Tuesday's exhibition game between Team USA and Slovenia with six points (3-11 FG, 3-5 FT, 0-2 3Pt), one assist and three turnovers in 22 minutes, USA Basketball reports.

Dragic played hard and owners this upcoming season have nothing to worry about from this game. His stat line speaks more toward the defensive prowess of Team USA than it does about the reigning Most Improved Player. Being the most talented player on his national team, Dragic fell victim to heavy defensive pressure and double teams throughout the game. That being said he did have his moments, including driving past Derrick Rose and finishing with a foul to provide some offense. However, the length and athleticism proved to be too much for the short-handed guard.

Goran Dragic G PHO 4 Months

The Indiana Pacers have engaged the Phoenix Suns in trade talks for Goran Dragic.

This move could make some sense as the Pacers are looking for a more consistent option a point guard after an up-and-down season from George Hill. Dragic is coming off a career year, but the Suns won't likely be able to afford both he and restricted free agent Eric Bledsode if Dragic turns down his player option for the 2015-16 season. It's currently unclear what the Pacers are offering the Suns for Dragic, but they would presumably have to dip into the core of their roster to keep the Suns from hanging up the phone.

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Suns owner Robert Sarver said that he'd be willing to exceed the salary cap "for the right roster."

The Suns had the third-lowest payroll in the league last year, at $55.6 million, but their near-miss of a playoff spot may inspire Sarver to open up his checkbook in free agency. Phoenix holds picks Nos. 14, 18 and 50 in Thursday's draft, so for now they'll look to fill roster needs with rookie talent.

Goran Dragic G PHO 5 Months

Goran Dragic has agreed to play for the Slovenia national team during the 2014 World Championship.

"This year's NBA season in Phoenix was both physically and mentally very tough, while I was plagued by problems with a damaged ankle," said Dragic. "At first I really wanted to take the time just for rehabilitation and family, but only after one month of break, I gained power, and it's easier now to take a final decision... It is a great honor for me to represent the Slovenia in Spain and unite the fans for a common success of the Slovenian team." While the Suns would probably prefer Dragic take that time to rest, it is ultimately Dragic's decision. He is young, and barring an unforeseen injury, he will be a fine draft choice going into next season.

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Goran Dragic was named the NBA's Most Improved Player for 2013-14 on Wednesday.

Dragic averaged numerous career-highs with 20.3 points, 1.6 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game, though his brilliant season wasn't enough for the Suns to make the playoffs. He posted a True Shooting percentage of 60.4 percent which trailed only Stephen Curry among players averaging at least 20 minutes per game, and he's poised for another huge season with the Suns before likely opting for free agency in 2015. Lance Stephenson finished second in MIP voting, while Anthony Davis finished third.

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Goran Dragic (ankle) will not play in the Suns' season finale on Wednesday.

Dragic has been playing on an injured ankle for the past few games and he was a DNP candidate the moment the Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday. He'll finish the season with numerous career-highs, averaging 20.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting, 1.6 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals.