The Pulse: Phoenix Suns shouldn’t trade Goran Dragic unless a ‘great offer’ comes along

Feb 15, 2015, 9:03 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm

The Phoenix Suns already gave Goran Dragic away once. Most fans don’t want to see the Suns give him away again unless they receive a superstar in return.

In this weekend’s Sanderson Ford Poll Question, we asked: Should the Suns trade Goran Dragic by the Feb. 19 deadline?

A plurality (43 percent) of the nearly 400 voters said the Suns should let the point guard go “only if they get a great offer in return.”

Another 29 percent of voters said the Suns should trade Dragic even if they don’t receive top-tier talent in exchange, since the seven-year guard will be able to opt out of the final year of his contract at the end of the season.

Just 28 percent said the Suns shouldn’t consider trading Dragic at all.

The Slovenia native played for the Suns from 2008-11 before being traded to the Houston Rockets for fellow point guard Aaron Brooks. Phoenix reacquired Dragic as a free agent before the 2012 season began, signing him to a four-year, $30 million deal.

Multiple reports have suggested the Suns may be interested in once again parting ways with Dragic, as the Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are rumored to be interested in making a deal by Thursday’s deadline.

A report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, however, said the Suns may be more inclined to part ways with point guard Isaiah Thomas, who Phoenix signed to a four-year, $27 million deal in the 2014 offseason.

Trading Dragic or Thomas would help the Suns clear up a logjam at the point guard position, which includes the team’s leading scorer, Eric Bledsoe.

Dragic is averaging 16.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 52 games this season for the Suns.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half at State Fa...
Arizona Sports

ESPN’s Pelton: NBA Draft potentially removed RFA Deandre Ayton suitor

Analyst Kevin Pelton included Ayton's future on a list of impactful decisions this summer, noting Detroit may no longer fit after the draft.
13 hours ago
A basketball on the court during the game between the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns at Ca...
Arizona Sports

Suns’ Ryan Resch becomes first openly gay basketball operations executive in NBA history

Ryan Resch, the Suns VP of basketball strategy and evaluation, became the first openly gay basketball operations executive in NBA history. 
2 days ago
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14)...
Kevin Zimmerman

Deandre Ayton still Suns’ priority, says GM: ‘We want to keep it together’

Suns general manager James Jones said nothing has changed on the Deandre Ayton front over the past several weeks, from his seat at least.
3 days ago
General manager, James Jones of the Phoenix Suns before Game One of the Western Conference Second R...
Kellan Olson

GM James Jones clarifies ESPN article on Phoenix Suns’ draft strategy

Suns GM James Jones clarified an ESPN article that painted a detailed picture of the team's unorthodox practices in the NBA Draft.
3 days ago
NBA draft prospects pose for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, center, before the start of...
Kevin Zimmerman

NBA Draft live blog: Pistons deal for C Jalen Duren in trade-heavy night

Visit ArizonaSports.com for Phoenix Suns coverage as they stand pat without a draft pick or move into the Thursday action.
3 days ago
Tari Eason poses for photos on the red carpet during the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Paolo Banchero steals the show on 2022 NBA Draft red carpet

May all the green room invitees at the 2022 NBA Draft have as colorful of careers as they do draft-day getups.
3 days ago
The Pulse: Phoenix Suns shouldn’t trade Goran Dragic unless a ‘great offer’ comes along