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Going, Going Goran

I live in Phoenix, but I am not necessarily an NBA fan. But, I must say, I was starting to pay attention to the Phoenix Suns. So I am very disappointed to learn that according to Sam Amick of USA Today Goran Dragic’s agent told management with the Phoenix Suns the guard has no plans of re-signing with the team this summer. So now they have no choice but to trade him and get the best deal possible for him before the Thursday 3pm NBA trade deadline.

Phoenix guard Goran Dragic.

Phoenix guard Goran Dragic.

Now the Suns are in a little bit of a conundrum. Trade Dragic where ever they can get the best deal, or trade him to a team who is on his supposed “wish list” of teams he would re-sign with. The Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Kincks are three franchises on Dragic’s list of teams he would accept a trade to, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Dragic, 28, is averaging 16.2 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds, and has been unhappy with the chemistry of the Suns’ three-guard lineup that includes Bledsoe and Thomas. I hope they do trade him, and honestly, I will probably watch the Suns even more when they do. I am tired of players trying to manipulate teams into sacrificing what the team is trying to accomplish for the betterment of that one disgruntled player. It is being reported that Dragic is unhappy with the 3 guard system that Phoenix is trying to implore.

The 3 headed guard monster of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isiah Thomas

The 3 headed guard monster of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isiah Thomas

Personally, If I was Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns, I would tell Dragic to do his job and shut his mouth. Then I would tell him that I would trade him to where ever I wanted.

The Suns are trying to win basketball games, and are doing a decent job at it with a record of 29-25 and currently hold the 8th and final play-off spot in the Western Conference and 3rd in their division. The Suns are at a tipping point. Oklahoma City and New Orleans are within 2 games of the Suns for that final play-off spot. But on the other hand, if Phoenix can get hot, and string some wins together seeds 3-7 ahead of them are all within 2 wins of each other.

From 2008-2011 Dragic made $7, 616,000. This year alone he will make $7,500,000. If anyone reading this article were told by their boss, they would make that type of money and all you had to do was what your coach asked, and to keep your mouth shut, we would all do it. And if you simply do those things there is a good chance of making the play-offs. Plus, I forgot to mention, that next year he will more than likely get a max contract of 4 years and $80 million dollars. But if he stays with the Suns he could actually get more money, likely a 5 year deal worth $100 million.

I am tired of seeing overpaid, spoiled brat players, trying to manipulate the system and get exactly what they want. Robert Sarver, I will make you a promise. If you trade Dragic somewhere where he does not want to go, and get a good return on him. I will pay more attention to your team.

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