Goran Dragic Rumors

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Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic
Position: G
Born: 05/06/86
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $19,217,900
Q. After playing alongside Gordon Dragic this year, I wonder what historical comparisons you see with his game or opponents or teammates you’ve played with or against in the past? Andre Iguodala: Yeah, well, he’s from a part of the globe where there’s a very high IQ of basketball that’s been played historically, so he has a very amazing feel for the game. He hits big shots in big moments, plays with some confidence. He’s been through the trenches, especially in the Euroleague and Euro basketball with his country winning the championships. I can’t pinpoint the year, but very recently. You know, he’s done it. He’s got it in his game. He’s been huge for us in the Playoffs. I learned a lot about him from — similarities between me and him in terms of the regular season and even going into the Playoffs. It’s been a joy to see, a great teammate, a great guy. But he’s kind of like just that prototypical, high-IQ Euro player that is just — he’s been very key for us. He hits big shots in key moments.
”We have a great chance. As long as we play together like we already demonstrated in this bubble,” Dragic said of the Heat possibly reaching the NBA Finals. “The ball is going from one guy to another and everybody feels involved. I think that’s our strength. Of course, our leader is Jimmy Butler. We follow him and Bam. And from there on, we just try to make the right play and we have guys who are not afraid of big moments.”
“He’s a winner, man. That’s my guy,” Butler said. “Zoki and Goki, that’s me and him. That’s our nickname together. I’m glad that he’s on my team. He’s so smart. Doesn’t care about stats. He just wants to win, and I think that everybody overlooks that. He’s huge and he has been all year and making sure that everybody is in the right place, everybody is comfortable, and everybody has the most confidence that they can play with on the floor and he’s our leader. He is.”
At 34 years old, Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic is setting a historic pace with his scoring average this postseason. The Slovenian ball-handler is pouring in 22.2 points per contest over 11 playoff games this year for Miami, which is the best playoff scoring average for a point guard who’s at least 34 years old since 1972-73. The only floor general with a higher postseason scoring average at 34 than Dragic? That would be Jerry West, a Hall-of-Famer and one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen.