STATS: The Year Of The Dragon
Goran Dragic is the first NBA guard to have the statistics of 20 plus points per game, 50% field gold percentage, and 40% percent from behind the three point line. Dragic is the first to do this since the 1992-93 season, in which Drazen Perkovic held these stats.
Last season, when the Phoenix Suns had a very forgetful season, finishing the year 25-57, the Suns knew they had a bright future no matter what the regular season records showed. One of the pieces in this bright future was the return and break out of Goran Dragic. In 2013-2014, being snubbed of a NBA All Star slot, then winning the NBA’s Most Improved player award, Dragic and the Suns not only showed the NBA that they were good, but that both the Suns and Dragic had a bright future. And really, it started in 2012.
Dragic, (27) started and played in 77 games in 2012, and had a stat line of 14.7 points per game, 7.4 assists (career high) 3.1 rebounds and did everything in his power to help the struggling Suns during the tough season. In 2013-14, Dragic, stepped it up in every way possible. In 76 games, Dragic averaged 35.1 minutes per game, and his field goal percentage was .505 percent, Dragic also grabbed 3.2 rebounds per game, and most notable averaged 20.3 points per game. (all career highs). Wait, and Dragic was not an NBA All Star?
Dragic’s stats above, (20 plus points per game, 50% field gold percentage, and 40% percent 3 point field goals), are not only impressive, however, they make him part of a elite class. This class of players this season include LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki who all achieved these statistics this season.
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