The Houston Rockets were the first team to declare they were looking to acquire Suns PG Goran Dragic, but the Suns are not going to let the 28-year old go without a fight. A new post from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports details that the Suns are determined to sign Dragic, barring a blockbuster trade.
According to Woj:
The Phoenix Suns are determined and hopeful of re-signing free-agent guard Goran Dragic to a contract extension this summer, but are still operating without a clear-cut commitment from him, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Dragic has become increasingly disenchanted with how the Suns’ three-guard experiment with Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas has impacted him this season, and several league sources believe that to keep Dragic long term it’s incumbent on the Suns to unload Thomas before the start of July free agency.
The Suns haven’t completely closed the door on possible Dragic trades, but that scenario is extremely unlikely, league sources said. The Suns’ asking price would be high – a young player with All-Star potential and significant draft compensation – and any deal would have to be with a team that Dragic wants to sign an extension.
“They don’t sound like a team that wants to trade him – or even really consider it,” one rival executive told Yahoo Sports. “They still believe they’ll re-sign him in the summer.”
The Suns have been engaged in talks involving Thomas and guard Gerald Green prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, but there are no assurances Phoenix will find a deal for them.
What do you think? Will Goran remain with the Suns, or will he be making a return to Houston?