Three teams understood to be expressing serious interest in younger Dragic sibling…
The Phoenix Suns are reportedly looking to pair brothers Goran and Zoran Dragic up in the NBA as they continue to impress alongside each other for Slovenia at the FIBA World Cup 2014.
Goran has averaged 16.5 points per game on 58.8 percent shooting in the tournament thus far, and it has been an impressive extension of his form in the previous NBA season.
However, his brother, Zoran, has been equally as impressive as Slovenia’s second best player as he averages 13.5 points per game on 53 percent shooting overall.
The two brothers have guided Slovenia to the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup, and although they take on Team USA next, they have undoubtedly caught the eye side-by-side which has ultimately led the Suns to consider the possibility of making it a more permanent pairing.
“Sources here in Spain told ESPN.com this weekend that the Phoenix Suns are indeed among the three NBA teams expressing the most serious interest in signing Goran Dragic’s younger brother Zoran….”
“European media reports have pegged the Indiana Pacers as another suitor for Zoran Dragic.”
With the uncertainty surrounding Eric Bledsoe’s future in Phoenix, it appears to make perfect sense for the Suns to express their interest in the deal as it will also be a factor in keeping Goran at the organisation given that he is a free agent next summer.
According to the report, Zoran can get out of his contract with Spanish side Unicaja Malaga, but he will have to pay some of the buyout as it is larger than NBA teams are allowed to contribute.
While interest continues to build in him, the Suns will need to move quickly if they are to make this a reality, although no real talks are expected until Slovenia’s participation in the tournament comes to an end.