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Goran Dragic’s brother, Zoran, getting interest from Pacers

Aug 30, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT


I believe Seth Curry deserves an NBA chance – and I mean more than the 13 minutes he played for the Grizzlies and Cavaliers last season.

Just watching him, Seth doesn’t exude NBA talent, though he’s not that far off.

But his brother, Stephen Curry, has defied expectations at every level. Few thought his game even translated from high school to college, and now he’s an NBA star.

So, my theory is maybe we’re all underestimating Seth. Maybe there’s something about how their father, Dell Curry, and others in their lives have trained them that makes them both particularly prepared to handle the rigors of the NBA despite smaller-than-ideal body types.

It’s definitely true of Stephen, and considering how big a long shot most 14th/15th men are, I’d gamble on giving Seth an extended look.

By that same logic, maybe Zoran Dragic deserves a chance, too.

His brother, Goran Dragic, slipped to the second round of the 2008 draft. But thanks to a combination of fearlessness, craftiness and vision, he’s turned into an NBA star. Those traits don’t always show up cleanly in scouting reports, so maybe Zoran had a similar basketball upbringing and shares them.

Some NBA teams are also curious.

Marc Stein of ESPN:


Pacers are one of the teams that have interest in Zoran Dragic, sources told Sportando.

Indiana tried to trade for Goran earlier this offseason, so Larry Bird definitely seems to have a Dragic interest. In

Zoran actually led Slovenia in scoring in its exhibition against the U.S. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds in the World Cup knowing NBA teams are watching.

  1. 00maltliquor - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Well, if you can’t trade for Goran…

  2. timb12 - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Very creative names by their parents. Good ol Goran and Zoran.

    • 00maltliquor - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      I know right?! They’re not even twins. Imagine if your name was Eric and you had a brother 3 years younger they named Derrick. I mean, it’s never cute to name your kids with similar/rhyming names even if they were twins but at least it would somewhat make sense! (I know I had to have offended at least a few people on here saying that….)

      You should look out for their kid brother Doran. He’s coming up in the high school rankings pretty fast, he should be a beast.

      • zoomy123 - Aug 30, 2014 at 3:13 PM

        How presumptuous of you to make a judgement about peoples’ names when you probably don’t know anything about the country they come from or their cultural/ethnic identity.

      • 00maltliquor - Aug 30, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        What up b*made! Haven’t seen you around in a while. What are you crying about now? What does the country they’re from and ethnicity have anything to do with what I said?!

  3. sunsbolts7 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    You don’t mess with the Zoran

  4. 88heatnation - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    He should sign with Suns to play with his brother and the Morris twins

  5. eugenesaxe1 - Aug 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Nice article, you spent more time talking about Curry than the guy the article is ostensibly about.

  6. metalhead65 - Aug 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    it would be career suicide if he signed with the pacers. since he is a scorer he would be nailed to the bench like the rest of the pacers who score but do not play all star defense their stubborn coach insists on.

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