Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  14 responses

Goran Dragic: ‘My Confidence is Huge Right Now’

Dragic, the Suns’ unlikely Playoff hero in the Spurs series, tells the Arizona Republic that he’s on cloud nine these days: “A year ago, Suns guard Goran Dragic was having a lot of second thoughts, most of them centered on his perception of his ability to play in the NBA. All dark thoughts began to fade when he had a couple of good games late that season, and he said he began believing in himself once again. ‘My confidence is huge right now,’ he said. ‘The first year, I didn’t play so well, and I was struggling. I missed (27) games, so I was doubting if I’m good enough for this league, but this year is totally different. ‘I feel like I’m playing back in Europe with my friends, so I’m really relaxed and playing just my game.’ Dragic played four years in Europe before joining the Suns in 2008. This season, he appeared in all but two regular-season games, and he grabbed a lot of attention when he scored 26 points, 23 in the fourth quarter, in Game 3 of the second-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. He credits coach Alvin Gentry for his progression.”

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  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    That’s what she said.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    The Spurs killer.

  • daynja!

    slam: where proof reading does not happen……

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Kobe Bryant: ‘My swag is phenomenal’ (shoutout to Hibachi)

  • GomesMan

    He just got his confidence up after he got D-Rosed a few months ago.

  • truthteller

    @ Enigmatic: I love that!!! LOL

  • jdubbs29

    The Serbian Swagger Monster!!!

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    I knew Goran had made it in the L after Eboy said he hoped they could get “that young euro kid” in any Stoudemire trade.
    Good for you, Dragic.
    I knew this kid had talent as a point guard, but I had no idea he was the scorer that he turned out to be. Streaky, but downright deadly when he’s on. He’s a starter on half the teams in the league, legit.

  • Bishtro


  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    he’s going to have a field day against the lakers with fish-farmar-brown checking him. And that other canadian PG the suns have as well

  • http://www.youtube.com/ The Promise

    Looks like the Suns are tailoring him to be the next Nash. When he learns to make plays passing the ball, he could be capable of that, because hes a better scorer than Nash as of now. Hes a talented young guy, I look forward to seeing what he does in the future.

  • RIcky Rubio Bit!

    Rubio is not amused….

  • pizzabytheshred


    he’s slovenian, not serbian…

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    hmmm, we’ll see…