Tonight the understudy will take the stage for the first time* and show us just how far he's come in his development from nobody to super-duper star.
Needless to say, it is completely unfair to judge Goran based on how he performs in this one game but still we will certainly do just that. So why wait for the actual game to pass judgment?
If they can convict people of pre-crimes in Minority Report or invade countries based on what they might be able to do with things they don't have, why not get ahead of the rush and pass Pre-Judgment on young Dragic.
He will certainly have his hands full with the hyper-aggressive and uber-talented Russell Westbrook and yet is there anyone anywhere who thinks that Nash would do a better job defending the Thunder point guard than Goran?
Of course, we all know how Nash rolls. He doesn't care if the Russells or Tyrekes of the world can blow by him or back him down in the post - Steve will just come back and drill a three right in their grill, drop a couple of fouls on them, and pick their team apart like a starving Viking Raider at BBQ Rib Contest.
I have my own ideas how this is going to go down tonight in The OKC...what do you think?
*Yes, I am aware that Goran got one start at PG last season but I think we can all agree that shouldn't count so I am ignoring it. Look it up if you want, but it really doesn't matter.
Here's Russell Westbrook working over the Suns. Way in the background Steve Nash is watching.
I just happen to like this picture of two fun young players so I am including it. Because I can.
(Photos by Max Simbon)
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