Goran Dragic Is the Phoenix Suns' Present And Future

By Shahab Khan
Goran Dragic Phoenix Suns Steve Nash
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The Phoenix Suns are in full rebuilding mode. The team sits near last place only in front of the New Orleans Hornets who they just lost to. The roster is full of youth, veterans looking for that one last kick at the can and players who have something to prove. Who knows who will be around next season but one thing is for sure – Goran Dragic is their present and future.

Undoubtedly, Dragic is the leader of the team.  He learned well from playing behind Steve Nash, and even Leandro Barbosa. As a 26-year old, he leads the team in points, assists and steals.  He isn’t the prototypical European point guard.  He is fast and very creative and plays like he is born and bred in Arizona.

He came back to the Suns so he could be a starter in the NBA. He wanted to run a team and become a leader which he has accomplished. Unfortunately, the team isn’t very good. The lottery is in reach, and pieces should be added at the trade deadline. Dragic shouldn’t be leading the team in scoring but really if it wasn’t for him, the team wouldn’t have the seventeen wins it has.

Dragic has to keep doing what he is doing. He has to keep his head up and eventually the pieces will fall into place. The Suns only have one way to go, and that is up. If Dragic continues to improve, it might erase memories left by Nash, and could bring back some of the glory days in Phoenix.

The near-glory days, that is.

Shahab Khan is a Columnist with Rant Sports focusing on the Toronto Raptors

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