Phoenix Suns’ Dragic, Lopez Have a Lot to ProveùNow

Posted: 25th October 2009 by Matt Petersen in NBA
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The 2008 NBA Draft was a welcome change for Suns fans. Instead of auctioning their draft picks for ôcash considerations,ö Phoenix finally used them on actual players. á Suns brass backed the players they picked too. They said Robin Lopez (No. 14 overall) was a big man who would do the little things like rebound and defend the pick and roll. á Internet video circulated of the SunsÆ braintrust breaking out into applause and excitement when they acquired Slovenian guard Goran Dragic from San Antonio in the middle of the second round. They liked the kid so much they were seriously tempted to take him with their No. 14 pick over Lopez. SunsÆ optimists suddenly had their point guard and pivot man of the future. á Then the regular season star ...

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