Goran Dragic: ‘My Confidence is Huge Right Now’

by May 14, 2010
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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.”