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Goran Dragić (born May 6, 1986 in Ljubljanamarker, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslaviamarker) is a professional basketball player. He is in height and he weighs . He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions. He signed with the Phoenix Suns of the NBA on September 22, 2008.

Pro career

Europe

Dragić began his professional career in the year 2003 at the age of 17 with the Slovenian 2D League club Ilirija Ljubljana. He played there for one year before transferring to the Slovenian Premier A League and Adriatic League club KD Slovan in 2004. After spending two years with Slovan, he transferred to the Spanish ACB club CB Murcia in 2006.

Dragić joined the Slovenian League, Adriatic League and Euroleague club Olimpija Ljubljana in the year 2007, and he played there for one year, during the 2007-08 season, winning the Slovenian League championship with them.

NBA

Dragić entered the 2008 NBA Draft, where he was selected in the second round, 45th overall, by the San Antonio Spurs. His draft rights were then traded to the Phoenix Suns. After the Suns finished a deal with TAU Ceramica, with whom he was under contract, they officially signed him on September 22, 2008. The Suns hope that he will take over the starting point guard position after Steve Nash relinquishes it.

Slovenian national basketball team

Junior national team

Dragić won the gold medal at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship with the Slovenian junior national team. He also played at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Senior national team

He also competed with the senior men's Slovenian national basketball team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2007 European Championship.

Personal life

Dragić's father is Serbian

NBA career statistics

Regular season

2008–09
Phoenix
55 1 13.2 .393 .370 .769 1.9 2.0 .5 .1 4.5
Career
55 1 13.2 .393 .370 .769 1.9 2.0 .5 .0 4.5

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