Phoenix Suns: Goran Dragic thriving in familiar role

Nov 25, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Phoenix Suns shooting guard Goran Dragic (1) listens to referee Monty McCutchen (13) during the first quarter against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Goran Dragic ran the show for the Phoenix Suns last season, becoming a solid floor general. With the arrival of Eric Bledsoe, Dragic has been forced to adjust to a new role, playing off the ball more a lot more than he is used to. Bledsoe has missed six straight games and is still bothered by his shin. In his absence, Dragic has stepped back into his familiar role and showed just how comfortable he is running the offense with his 31-point and 10-assist effort against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

“I like my old role,” Dragic said. “All my life, I played the point guard. It’s a learning process to play position two but all the good teams have to do that. They have to adjust.”

(via Arizona Republic)

Many thought that the Suns would explore the possibility of moving the point guard out of Slovenia in order to create room for Bledsoe and that remains a possibility. If Phoenix does explore the possibility of trading Dragic down the road, he is certainly boosting his market value right now by averaging 17.4 points, 6.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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