Goran Dragic, the 28-year-old Phoenix Suns point guard, announces for the masses that it’s time to move on, he would not re-sign with Phoenix after the season and said that he’ll always value his time in Phoenix. He effectively gave the Suns an ultimatum: Trade me or I’m leaving.
So, Dragic is requesting to be traded from a rather good team to one of three rather bad teams for some combination of money, spotlight and nightlife. This is the most stereotypical NBA trade demand of all time. And it’s coming from Goran Dragic.
It seems that Dragic was unhappy about the arrangement, in which Suns succeded running three-point-guard lineups this season. The main may be sitting him this season in the corner and waiting for the play to develop and for the ball to find its way to him while he was the primary ball handler for much of last season.
It’ll be interesting to see how the media treats Dragic, especially if he lands on a preferred team. My overriding position is that we shouldn’t really care that certain people have different career and life priorities than others or ourselves. But if there was ever reason to ridicule an NBA diva for his blatant embodiment of the stereotypes of the modern NBA star, it’s Dragic and it’s now.