Report: Suns targeting Goran Dragic’s brother Zoran


Goran Dragic, who is coming off a breakout season in Phoenix, has been masterful for Slovenia this World Cup (and that happens to be Team USA’s opponent Tuesday). He’s averaged 16.5 points a game on 58.8 percent shooting, hit 38.5 percent from three and dished out 4.3 assists a game.

His brother Zoran Dragic has been his team’s second best player — 13.5 points a game on 53 percent shooting overall, and he’s shooting 45 percent from three. The pairing of the brothers has given Slovenia one of the best offenses in the World Cup.

Now the Suns might try to pair them up in the NBA, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Sources here in Spain told this weekend that the Phoenix Suns are indeed among the three NBA teams expressing the most serious interest in signing Goran Dragic’s younger brother Zoran….

European media reports have pegged the Indiana Pacers as another suitor for Zoran Dragic.

This makes a lot of sense for the Suns, mostly because of the unsettled nature of the Eric Bledsoe situation (that relationship has deteriorated and he may sign the qualifying offer) and in keeping Goran Dragic a Sun as he is a free agent next summer and will have multiple suitors.

According to the report, Zoran Dragic can get out of his contract with Spanish side Unicaja Malaga, although he is going to have to pay some of the buyout as it is larger than NBA teams are allowed to pitch in.

After his play in this tournament a few NBA teams will come knocking, but Phoenix has all the right reasons to be motivated to get a deal done.