Is It Just Me Or Is Goran Dragic Really Good?

I wasn't the only one that observed this last night, so it's not some broken piece of my brain's logic processor, but the Suns offense was really clicking last night when The Slovenian Dragon was on the court and not so much when MVSteve was ineffectively doing his thing.

↵

Perhaps that had a lot to do with the fact that Goran had a keyed in Hakim Warrick as his roll man and Nash had a lot of a lost and frightened Robin Lopez to work with in the pick-and-roll. But in general, it was a game in which it appeared to be the first time Steve Nash had seen a basketball and had no idea what to do with it and Goran looked like he had been schoolin' NBA ballers for a decade.

↵

Goran looked very decisive, both when he wanted to score and when he wanted to pass. Although he only played 16 minutes, he had eight points, eight assists and three rebounds. He finished with one more assist than Nash, who played twice as many minutes. And some of those assists were Nash-esque things of beauty. Like these:

↵

↵

There are times, flashes, when Dragic looks like one of the best points guards in the league. When his confidence is spilling all sloppy out of his ears, his court awareness and creativity is top-notch. But, the problem -- and the reason why I'm not on the "bench that slob Nash and turn the team over to Goran" bandwagon -- is that he still has games where his impact isn't felt and he doesn't seem to know where his place is in the scheme.

↵

Fortunately for Goran, he seems to be at the top of his game when the Suns are playing the top teams in the game. Better competition makes him better.

↵

Though the Suns are not yet and should yet be Goran's team, I think we should start seeing a fairly even split of time between the two point guards.

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.