Goran Dragic wants to leave the Suns, and now price per head sportsbooks learned that the team also wants to part ways with the player, as was shown on Friday.
“We feel like we got the best player in the trade [Brandon Knight], coming or going,” Suns GM Ryan McDonough said one day after he finished a trade where his team got Knight from the Bucks, and saw Dragic as well as Zoran, his brother, go to the Heat.
Last season, Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic were almost able to take the Suns straight to the NBA playoffs. The team decided to get the services of Isaiah Thomas, a third point guard, after they saw that the two-point attack done by their guards proved to be successful, and Dragic was not very pleased at all with this decision.
“Every move we make is with the goal of getting the Phoenix Suns to a championship level,” said McDonough. “Sometimes, players view that as a good thing. I think they usually do. The good ones do. But, sometimes, players get a little selfish and are more worried about I, me and my than us, our and we.”
Earlier during the week, Dragic’s situation reached a boiling point when the player said that he lost trust in the team and wanted to leave.
Besides the Dragic brothers, the team made the decision to send Thomas to the Celtics in what was another deal. The Suns’ front office got defensive due to idea of Goran Dragic – the team’s top player and a favorite with price per head sportsbooks – parting ways with the team, and several moves during the trade deadline.
“Our response to that, I think, is that Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris are still in Phoenix Suns uniforms,” said McDonough.
“I feel a little ridiculous sitting up here kind of addressing the tone, some of the questions and the mood seems like we’re 20 games below .500 and the season has been a disaster,” added McDonough. “If the playoffs started at the All-Star break, we’d be in.”
In the NBA’s Western Conference, Phoenix are currently sitting at 29-26 – at 9th place – after they lost to the Timberwolves on Friday 111-109 in what was the team’s first meeting since the All-Star break got underway, with only 10 men on the list, as there were physicals awaiting the new additions.
“At the end of the day,” said Babby, “I’m absolutely convinced that we are in a better place now than we have been since I’ve been here.”