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Goran Dragic Wants Out of Phoenix

Suns guard Goran Dragic had a career year last season averaging 20.3 points and 5.9 assists in 35.1 minutes per game for a Suns team that could have made the playoffs. Dragic, who was mentioned as an All-Star snub last year, was expected to be the franchise point guard for this Suns team.

However, with Eric Bledsoe re-signing and Isaiah Thomas coming over from the Kings, Dragic found himself in a reduced role this season and because of that his numbers took a hit.

A frustrated Dragic has reportedly told the Suns that he doesn’t trust them, won’t sign a long-term deal with them and he wants to be traded.

The Slovenian guard is interested in joining the Lakers, Heat or Knicks according to sources. The Suns are looking to trade him before tomorrow’s deadline.

Via Yahoo Sports:

After informing the Phoenix Suns that Goran Dragic won’t re-sign an extension this summer, agent Bill Duffy delivered the Phoenix Suns a list of preferred trade destinations that includes the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Indiana Pacers have maintained a consistent interest with Dragic, and their need for a point guard – and ability to be a contender with the return of Paul George – makes them a destination Dragic could possibly OK, league sources said.

Dragic, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, can dictate the terms of a trade because teams will be cautious about acquiring him unless they believe they have a chance to re-sign him in July.

The Suns have until 3 p.m. ET at Thursday’s trade deadline to make a deal, or risk losing Dragic without compensation this summer. Phoenix could still decide to hold onto Dragic, knowing it can offer more years and money than anyone else in July free agency.

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