The Suns Are 'Close' To Signing Zoran Dragic To Play With His Brother Goran Dragic And Another Set Of Brothers
The Phoenix Suns should probably just go ahead and rename themselves "The Phoenix Brothers," because there are going to be a lot of dudes who share familial ties on that team next season. They've already got the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, and they're about to sign the brother of All-NBA point guard Goran Dragic: Zoran Dragic, who currently plays for Spanish club team Unicaja Malaga.
The report comes courtesy of Bright Side Of The Sun, which says the Suns are the closest of the many teams interested in Zoran's services (among them the Kings and Pacers). But apparently their report is sourced from their Slovenian readers -- who probably love the idea of Zoran and Goran playing together -- so let's take this with a grain of European salt. Read this anyway:
Jogi emailed me yesterday that a trusted source said this would happen, but we didn't report it because it was only one source.
Then Drumbeat shared a couple more links last night. Goran and the Suns will reportedly share Zoki's buyout ($600,000 by the Suns, $150,000 by Goran) from his Euro team so he can come over to the NBA without coming up with that money himself.
Awesome name aside, Zoran was the second-best player on Slovenia (next to his brother) during the FIBA World Cup (12.9 points, 4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, good defense) and would add even more guard insurance for a Suns team that will almost certainly lose Eric Bledsoe -- if not this season, then next.
In addition, according to reports we are making up as we type this, the Suns are also interested in trading for the Nets' Mason Plumlee, and would consider signing the Spurs' Danny Green, even if he's only second cousins with Gerald.
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