Goran Dragic

Friday, 25 February 2011

Goran Dragic
Can Aaron Brooks Give The Suns What Goran Dragic Didn't?

The Phoenix Suns second unit has been a sore spot this season after being one of the points of pride through the team's Western Conference Playoff run. A ton of different guys have rotated in and out of the line up and played a variety of roles but the one constant was backup point guard Goran Dragic.

Dragic is -- was -- the visible face of the bench unit. He was the guy who signified the time when team went from the MVP-hands of Steve Nash to someone else.

With Dragic at the wheel, the Suns were a horrible -16.6 in plus/minus. Of course, the Suns were also a +11 when Dragic was on the court with Vince Carter, Channing Frye, Marcin Gortat and Jared Dudley. And the team was -19 when he was on the court with a slightly different group of players that included Hakim Warrick and Josh Childress. ( Read Goran Dragic more... )

Phoenix Suns trade Goran Dragic to Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks

In another surprise move, the Phoenix Suns on Thursday traded reserve point guard Goran Dragic to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Aaron Brooks, according to multiple sources.

The Arizona Republic‘s Paul Coro reported the trade on Twitter and multiple sources confirmed the Suns’ deadline dealing of the third-year point guard and a lottery-protected first round draft pick to Houston for Brooks.

Brooks is averaging 11.6 points and 3.8 assists per game this season after putting up career numbers last year (19.6 points and 5.3 assists). He’s shooting 34.6 percent this season and 28.4 percent on threes. ( Read Goran Dragic more... )

Suns Trade Goran Dragic For Aaron Brooks...Wow

Didn't see this coming and honestly not sure how I feel about it. Goran Dragic has not had a good season for sure but I still believe in his upside and while Aaron Brooks can score the ball, he's a horrible defender. Brooks is also a restricted free agent so he will need to be paid next year while Dragic had a team option on his contract for 2011-12.

Dragic is certainly a favorite of mine. I like his game and his make up but there's no doubt he took a big step back this season. The front office people that believed in him and brought him to the Suns are gone and over the past few weeks there were signs that the coaching staff was losing some faith in him. I still think he'll turn out fine and am not sure the Suns won't end up regretting this. ( Read Goran Dragic more... )

Rockets Send Aaron Brooks to Phoenix For Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns have agreed to send Goran Dragic and a first round pick to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks.

Brooks missed most of the season with injury, and Kyle Lowry seized the starting job for good while Brooks was out. ( Read Goran Dragic more... )

Phoenix Suns acquire Aaron Brooks for Goran Dragic

PHOENIX - Sports 620 KTAR's John Gambadoro reports the Phoenix Suns have acquired guard Aaron Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Goran Dragic and a lottery protected first round pick.

A 6-foot 161 pound guard out of Oregon, Brooks is averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds this season. He is shooting 34.6-percent from the field and 28.4-percent from three point range.

For his career Brooks has averaged 12.8 points, 3.6 assists and 1.8 turnovers a game. He also has shot 41 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from beyond the arc in his career. ( Read Goran Dragic more... )

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Courtesy : SB Nation , Valley of The Sun , Bright Side of The Sun , Business Insider & KTR

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