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Bird, Pacers Interested in Zoran Dragic?

The Indiana Pacers are reportedly interested in guard Zoran Dragic. No that’s not a typo, Zoran is the younger brother of Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic.

Zoran Dragic, 25, is a 6’5 guard that’s currently under contract with Unicaja Malaga of the Spanish ACB. Dragic averaged 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists for his club last year.

The Pacers have been linked to brother Goran Dragic all summer, but have been unable to strike a deal with the Suns. Goran has a player option on his contract after this season, and the Suns would be wise to hold on to Dragic after contract talks with backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe turned sour this offseason.

Brother Zoran Dragic recently signed a two year contract extension according to Sportnado, with a buyout around $800,000. Both Dragic brothers are currently playing for Slovenia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Pacers could have gotten a closer look at Zoran Dragic during a recent exhibition between Slovenia and the United States. Zoran led Slovenia in that contest with 16 points against the US, and added another 10 points in the team’s victory over Australia in pool play Saturday.

If televised, Pacers fans can catch a glimpse of the younger Dragic during the remaining part of Slovenia’s schedule.

Sunday Aug. 31: Slovenia vs. Mexico
Tuesday Sept. 2: Korea vs. Slovenia
Wednesday Sept. 3: Slovenia vs. Angola
Thursday Sept. 4: Lithuania vs. Slovenia

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