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Updated Mar 21, 2013 - 10:08 am

One thing the Suns got right: Goran Dragic

Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic, front, of Slovenia, spins around Washington Wizards' Trevor Booker during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

If we were making a list of the decisions that the Lon Babby/Lance Blanks regime got right…a full 8 ˝ by 11 sheet of paper would probably be too big. A post-it note would suffice.

They are all debatable with the exception of one. Goran Dragic.

(Ok, maybe two. If the Suns end up squeezing the Lakers' lottery pick from them this year if they don't make the playoffs, that's a major success. Right now, I wouldn't bet on them missing the playoffs. In fact, I bet Gambo just the opposite)

In a lost season filled with questionable effort, lost focus and waning desire, Dragic has been a steady rock and a great signing. Not great in the sense that he's leading the Suns to victories, but great in the sense that the Suns had a lot of choices this past offseason in the point guard market, and there were lots of question marks among those choices. They chose wisely.

He plays hard. He plays a lot of minutes. The website Brightsideofthesun.com pointed out on twitter this morning that in his 42 minutes vs. Washington, Dragic was a +8 over 42 minutes while John Wall was -10.

And he hasn't let the coaching change affect him one bit. In fact, since the All Star Break, he leads the league in double digit assist games.

About the Author


School: Got my degree from NAU. Spent a year at U of A and a summer at ASU. I root for no one/everyone.
When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: August of 1998
Favorite sports memory: co-hosting the post game show for Game 7 of the 2001 World Series until five in the morning with Brad Cesmat and Craig Grialou. Close second: on the field at the end of ASU 19 Nebraska 0.
Favorite all-time athlete: Randy Johnson. No one in any other sport was better.
Favorite sports movies: Sports: Field of Dreams, The Natural, Moneyball. Non-Sports: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Silence of the Lambs

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