Hours after sending Steve Nash to the Lakers via sign-and-trade, the Phoenix Suns added his one-time back up Goran Dragic to be their point guard of the future. Dragic and the Suns agreed to terms on a four-year, $34 million contract to return to Phoenix, a year after the Suns traded him to the Rockets.
Dragic excelled for the Rockets last season and flourished when given the opportunity to start once Kyle Lowry went down with injuries. In 28 games as a starter, Dragic averaged 18 ppg 8.4 apg. Dragic will take over the starting PG duties for the Suns with rookie Kendall Marshall as his back up. The Suns selected Marshall 13th overall in this season’s NBA draft.
For his career, Dragic has averaged 8.0 ppg, 3.3 apg and 2.2 rpg while playing in 271 games, 36 as a starter. Dragic was selected 45th overall by the Spurs in 2008 then traded to the Suns for DeJuan Blair.