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Goran Dragic Denies Wanting To Leave NBA, Cites Misunderstanding By Greek Journalist

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This should put many Suns (and NBA) fans at ease.

Goran responded via email about this "matter" and cleared things up for us.

Hi Seth

I hope you enjoy the hot Phoenix:) I was a little surprised when I saw your mail:) This news is not correct, because I made a statement that I want to end my basketball carrer in Europe. So this is a big misunderstanding of the Greek journalist. In this moment I'm very happy in the NBA and I'm not going to Europe! I am a member of the Phoenix Suns, and my desire is to stay in Phoenix for many years!

It was nice to hear from you. Greetings from Europe! EL DRAGON:)

Phew ... crisis averted.

And really this wasn't much of a crisis to begin with, but it's always good to be sure.

We certainly don't want to see a Rudy Fernandez type situation where the player is threatening to not show up to camp and is willing to hold-out the last two years of his contract if the Trail Blazers don't trade him. What a mess that is!

Remember to tune in next Sunday when Slovenia takes on the USA in the first round of the World Championships in Turkey. Goran's going to have his hands full with Rose, Curry, Westbrook and Rondo.

He can handle any one of them. Two, even. But all four? That's just not fair to El Dragon!