Goran Dragic Needs Back Court Help


Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic has made the best he could of a bad season but he needs some help if the Suns plan to contend any time soon.

There is only so much the 26-year old left-handed lead guard from Slovenia can do during his first season as a full-time starter, and Dragic has done his job well. Dragic is averaging a respectable 14 .1 points and seven assists per game while starting all 66 contests for the lowly Suns, who have been hit with injuries and other misfortune this year.

What the Suns need is someone else to take some of the offensive pressure off of Dragic, preferably a shooting guard. The Suns believed they had the player they needed when the inked Eric Gordon to a max offer sheet last summer only to have the New Orleans Hornets match the contract despite Gordon’s pleas for them not to.

The Suns have been left with starting the likes of P.J. Tucker, Shannon Brown and Wesley Johnson at shooting guard without much success. Phoenix even overpaid for Michael Beasley to be a go-to scorer, but that hasn’t worked out well at all.

Phoenix should use their lottery pick to either select a shooting guard or as trade bait to acquire one — Gordon — to put them back on track and out of the Western Conference cellar. The Suns aren’t accustomed to being at the bottom of the NBA standings for long, as getting Dragic some back court help should be a top priority.

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