Goran Dragic marvels at his own longevity


After a summer when he returned to the national team, five years after his last matches with Slovenia, to play the Eurobasket, Goran Dragic will begin a new season in the NBA, this time with the Bulls. Without ever changing his habits.

“I always come two hours before the match, I shoot, I do treatments, I prepare my body”he tells The Athletic. “Then I go to the locker room, listen to music and try to relax. It’s pretty basic, but it’s what I’ve been doing for 14 years. »

The 36-year-old point guard, elected MIP in 2014 and All-Star four years later, will begin his fifteenth season in the league, having already played a few seasons in Europe before that. A total that he did not imagine reaching in 2008, during his first steps in Phoenix.

“That means everything to me. I never thought I would be in the league for 15 years. At first it was not easy for me. I needed time to adapt to this style, to this culture. But I always worked hard, to be better the following season. That’s why I’m still here. »

For how much longer ? Will this 2022/2023 season be his last or will Goran Dragic go further?

 » I do not know « , he smiled. “I am close to the end of my career. I have been a professional since I was 15 years old. My body has a lot of years on it. Besides, after every NBA season, for twelve or thirteen years, I played for the national team. I never make a cut. Nevertheless, I still love basketball and that’s the most important thing. »

Goran DragicPercentageBounces
SeasonCrewGMMinimumShots3 pointsLFOffDefEarlypdpartyIntbpCTPoints
2008-09PHX551339.337.076.90.61.31.92.01.60.51.30.14.5
2009-10PHX801845.239.473.60.51.72.13.01.60.61.60.17.9
2010-11*All Teams701843.536.162.40.51.52.02.91.80.71.70.17.5
2010-11*PHX481842.127.760.80.51.31.83.11.90.82.00.17.4
2010-11*HOO221747.251.966.70.62.02.62.51.60.61.00.27.7
2011-12HOO662746.233.780.50.81.72.65.32.51.32.40.211.7
2012-13PHX773444.331.974.80.82.33.17.42.81.62.80.314.7
2013-14PHX763550.540.876.00.92.33.25.92.71.42.80.320.3
2014-15*All Teams783450.134.777.41.02.53.54.52.51.02.20.216.4
2014-15*PHX523350.135.574.61.02.63.64.12.31.02.20.216.2
2014-15*MIA263550.232.980.81.22.33.45.42.91.12.30.216.6
2015-16MIA723347.731.272.70.83.13.95.82.61.02.60.214.1
2016-17MIA733447.540.579.00.93.03.85.82.71.22.90.220.3
2017-18MIA753245.037.080.10.73.44.14.82.40.82.20.217.3
2018-19MIA362841.334.878.20.62.53.14.82.30.82.00.113.7
2019-20MIA592844.136.777.60.52.73.25.12.10.72.40.216.2
2020-21MIA502743.237.382.80.52.93.44.42.30.72.40.213.4
2021-22 *All Teams212437.725.481.80.62.53.14.12.10.91.60.27.5
2021-22 *BRK162637.624.573.90.72.53.24.82.30.92.10.27.3
2021-22 *TOR51838.228.6100.00.42.42.81.81.61.00.20.28.0
Total8882846.036.276.70.72.43.14.82.31.02.30.213.7

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