Let me just begin with saluting this community.
I'm writing under the premise that most readers are familiar with Dragic after last year's playoff series vs Phoenix. If not, do not despair - a subjective x-ray of his game follows later on. His current role is Houston Rocket's back-up pg behind Lowry, and Rockets have a team-option on his for next season (which i think they exercised). Rockets seem committal to Lowry and it's quite debatable whether Dragic sees himself as a role player after a few years spent behind Nash already, where he contributed good. Here's what i've noticed from Goran Dragic:
- Competent 3pt shooter
- Good defending of guards
- Impeccable motor
- Solid Athleticism
- Good decisions with ball, not turnover prone
- Ability to beat man off dribble and finish at the rim
- Solid ball-handling
- Dishes nifty passes to easy points from time to time
- Coachable player, no ego
Conclusion: As complete of a player and more importantly point guard as anyone in the league. Long-term solution at pg for blazers. Quite right, aforementioned may not neccesarily be that lightest of statements, and no i've got no plans on retracting it. Portland should attempt to bring him over as back-up this year behind Miller to make him starter 2012-2013 or if not picking up miller, make Dragic permanent starter and draft big. We have a range of different trade options to include in a deal that could land us Dragic such as Camby, Miller, Fernandez and Batum. Regrettably, compiling a tangible and feasible trade is not an asset of mine, that one's on you.
Accordingly, after a few years of mentoring from one of the very best playmakers in the history of the game, the dragon waits to be unleashed. Could he find a lair in Oregon? I hope you're reading this, Cho, and act accordingly. I'll buy a season ticket should you do it, even in the event they're sold out.