Dragan Bender Rumors

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Dragan Bender
Dragan Bender
Position: F-C
Born: 11/17/97
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $4,468,800
Bender looks comfortable and confident as he’s embracing a new role: point-forward. General Manager Ryan McDonough and Head Coach Earl Watson have both praised Bender’s playmaking potential and now the proof is on the court. “Growing up I did it a lot,” Bender said about his ball handling. “Just playing with the ball, playing pick and roll. Just being that point-forward guy. That distributor on the offensive end trying to pass the ball to open shooters on the floor and trying to spread the court.”
Bender grew up playing this type of basketball and has learned from other front-court distributers in the NBA. “Draymond Green is a stereotype of that guy,” Bender said. “In the past there was a lot of guys who were trying to play that way. The guy I was watching growing up was Toni Kukoč. I was growing up in the same club, growing up in the same city. He was the guy I was trying to steal some of those moves from him.”