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Reign On Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: Dragic, Green, or Markieff?

The Suns helped their chances of making the playoffs this week, going 3-1 overall, and improving to just half a game behind the Grizzlies for the 8th seed. While these wins weren't necessarily statement games, they were necessary victories that ensured that Phoenix remains in the race. So who stepped up the most to help the Suns this week?

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Goran Dragic aka "Scorin' Goran"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Minutes: 31 Points: 17.5 FG%: 54% 3FG%: 54% Assists: 4.25 Rebounds: 1.5 Steals: 1.5

Just like every other week, Goran Dragic was once again awesome. Is it even a surprise any longer that Dragic can continue to play at such a high level, night in and night out? Probably not, but it should be.

So just how well is Dragic playing? Well, besides Dwyane Wade who is somehow shooting an incredible 54.6% from the field, Dragic comes in second among all guards this season in efficiency, averaging 51.0%. This week was more of the same...actually slightly better. He not only averaged 54% from the field overall, but also from beyond the arc.

While Dragic was actually second in scoring this week, narrowly beat out by Gerald Green, he was still the most consistent, and provided the Suns with the kind of selective scoring that helped the team win some crucial games this week to keep them in the playoff hunt.

Gerald Green aka "3G"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Minutes: 26 Points: 17.75 FG%: 47% 3FG%: 50% Rebounds: 2.75 Assists: 1.0 Steals: 1.0

If there is a better success story in the NBA this season than what Gerald Green has accomplished, I haven't heard it yet. The former career journeyman who is on his 7th NBA team in just as many years has seemingly found the perfect fit, and continues to be one of the biggest scoring threats to don the purple and orange.

With Bledsoe returning to the starting line-up after injury, many were concerned how it would affect Green who would relinquish his starting role and resume coming off the bench. At first, it seemed that Gerald indeed struggled to make the transition, but after just a week or so, he once again found his rhythm and picked right back up where he left off in his new role.

Although he averaged nearly five minutes less per game than Dragic this week, he was once again the leading scorer for the Suns. His torrid shooting and momentum-swinging dunks have become one of the biggest boosts to the team, and he is registering those points at a very efficient rate as well.

Markieff Morris aka "Mr. Consistent"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Minutes: 30 Points: 15.5 FG%: 56% Rebounds: 6.25 Assists: 1.75 Steals: 1.0

As unlikely as it may have seemed just a year ago, Keef continues to be the epitome of consistency for the Suns this season. Playing as a reserve while receiving starter's minutes, Markieff has arguably become the third best player on the team, and has been helping the Suns in a variety of ways.

Not only is Markieff giving the Suns an inside scoring presence, while also providing much needed rebounding, he has also improved his defense as well. In addition, he is not only playing the power forward position, but has done extremely well playing the five in the Suns' small-ball line-up, which has proven to be one of their best line-ups overall.

While Markieff didn't lead the Suns in scoring or rebounding this week (but came close in both categories), he continues to give the Suns one of the most well-rounded performances.

So who do you think deserves to be named the "Suns' Player of the Week"? Vote in the poll below and explain your choice in the comment section.


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