Goran Dragic has excelled as the Phoenix Suns number one point guard since the injury suffered by Eric Bledsoe.
'The Dragon' has gone from an okay player in the rotation to narrowly missing out on a place in the all-star game in New Orleans in a matter of months.
Dragic made a big statement last week, the Slovenian put up a career high 34 points coupled with 10 assists, against All-Star selected point guard Steph Curry of Golden State, making a point to the all-star voters.
He has averaged 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds to go with a player efficiency rating of 22.86. That PER ranks him 14th in the NBA, ahead of All-Stars like Dwight Howard, James Harden, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Paul Millsap and Paul George.
But Dragic has now been receiving the credit he has deserved for leading the Suns to their 30-21 record in a season where they were expected to tank.
Zach Lowe waxed lyrical about the man on Grantland.com saying,
"The man is fearless and creative, with an endless reservoir of fakes, change-of-pace dribbles, lower-the-shoulder space-clearing bumps, and crazy scoop finishes at the basket. He is, for now, the new king of the one-man fast break.”
Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons also were full of praise for the point man: "Goran Dragic has been terrific this year,” Rose said. “He should’ve been an All-Star.” Simmons agreed.
Dragic and his Phoenix side are destined for the playoffs, and i'm sure a run to the finals would more than make up for the snub for an All-Star spot.