Lets take a little break from all the Hydrama.

The Dragi? brothers are a big deal in the Slovenian basketball world. Big enough to get a visit from a Slovenian reporter wanting to get the scoop on the first European brothers playing for the same team in the NBA. They did an interview with Goran and Zoran and put together a video which includes snippets from Jeff Hornacek, Paul Coro and the Morris twins. It's mostly in Slovene but I'll translate the fun/important Gogi and Zoki parts.

"It's the best thing that you can play with your brother in the same club, especially if he is the first star of the team. It can help so much" says Zoran Dragic. As you've probably heard by now, the Dragi? brothers are very happy about the Suns bringing them together. But what I've been missing and what most Suns fans haven't been very privy to yet, is the brotherly love that displays itself so obviously when these two are together. Praises and support all around along with dorky (in the best way) jokes that might be more cute than funny. I can't be partial.

They were asked what they admire most about one another and just as little bro answers "Everything" Gogi jokes "Careful what you say", Zoki continues: "His fighting spirit, how he handles some moments when you really think he can't score. And generally as a person, he is very calm, especially now Gogi is more calm, now that he has a baby". Zoran says he is maturing himself, trying to be calmer and holding back his characteristic high energy when not in the field, saving it for when it is needed. Goran describes his brother as a hard worker who "is always there when you need him, likes to help everyone not just himself or me, he is very open. Like on the national team everyone knows him as the biggest jokester who is always kidding around".

Zoran is determined to prove himself and continue his career in the NBA. Though he is not particularly patient he knows he needs to hold it in when things aren't aligned with his wants and just wait for his opportunity. Having a brother there who has walked the road before only helps his cause. Zoki says everyone has been asking him if he is bothered by everyone knowing him as Goran Dragic's younger brother and the answer is "no, I'm just happy to have a brother like that".

Of course they make the comparison to the Suns other brother paring, asking the Morris twins whether there is any rivalry between them; the "no" from Markieff is immediate. Jeff confirms there is more rivalry and competition between the Dragi? bros. Gogi is quick to air out any misunderstandings "that doesn't mean we don't love each other, we're just both competitive people, when we set our minds to something we want to do it 100%". Apparently they never have serious fights but Zoki jokes "sometimes he maybe gets on my nerves a bit, when he is sending me to get juice, but it's ok. Now that I'm (living) in his house he can take advantage. When I move out he won't be able to anymore. Otherwise all the best, like I said I'm very happy I got a brother like that (cue adorable big bro hug) who has set such a high level."

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And then some more brotherly joking from Goran: "I still think I have to bring him up to par, he doesn't obey much, especially that; when I want juice he never brings it... He has to understand I'm 3 years older, my bones are old, I've played a lot of games so it's hard for me to get up, (turns to Zoki) so please in the future.. " and Zoki is 'convinced': "In the future - for the next week (while still living with him), then when I move maybe I'll send it by mail". See, dorky.


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Poll time: How much longer will Zoki (and I) have to be patient? When will he play his first NBA game?

  188 votes | Results

Lets take a little break from all the Hydrama.

The Dragi? brothers are a big deal in the Slovenian basketball world. Big enough to get a visit from a Slovenian reporter wanting to get the scoop on the first European brothers playing for the same team in the NBA. They did an interview with Goran and Zoran and put together a video which includes snippets from Jeff Hornacek, Paul Coro and the Morris twins. It's mostly in Slovene but I'll translate the fun/important Gogi and Zoki parts.

"It's the best thing that you can play with your brother in the same club, especially if he is the first star of the team. It can help so much" says Zoran Dragic. As you've probably heard by now, the Dragi? brothers are very happy about the Suns bringing them together. But what I've been missing and what most Suns fans haven't been very privy to yet, is the brotherly love that displays itself so obviously when these two are together. Praises and support all around along with dorky (in the best way) jokes that might be more cute than funny. I can't be partial.

They were asked what they admire most about one another and just as little bro answers "Everything" Gogi jokes "Careful what you say", Zoki continues: "His fighting spirit, how he handles some moments when you really think he can't score. And generally as a person, he is very calm, especially now Gogi is more calm, now that he has a baby". Zoran says he is maturing himself, trying to be calmer and holding back his characteristic high energy when not in the field, saving it for when it is needed. Goran describes his brother as a hard worker who "is always there when you need him, likes to help everyone not just himself or me, he is very open. Like on the national team everyone knows him as the biggest jokester who is always kidding around".

Zoran is determined to prove himself and continue his career in the NBA. Though he is not particularly patient he knows he needs to hold it in when things aren't aligned with his wants and just wait for his opportunity. Having a brother there who has walked the road before only helps his cause. Zoki says everyone has been asking him if he is bothered by everyone knowing him as Goran Dragic's younger brother and the answer is "no, I'm just happy to have a brother like that".

Of course they make the comparison to the Suns other brother paring, asking the Morris twins whether there is any rivalry between them; the "no" from Markieff is immediate. Jeff confirms there is more rivalry and competition between the Dragi? bros. Gogi is quick to air out any misunderstandings "that doesn't mean we don't love each other, we're just both competitive people, when we set our minds to something we want to do it 100%". Apparently they never have serious fights but Zoki jokes "sometimes he maybe gets on my nerves a bit, when he is sending me to get juice, but it's ok. Now that I'm (living) in his house he can take advantage. When I move out he won't be able to anymore. Otherwise all the best, like I said I'm very happy I got a brother like that (cue adorable big bro hug) who has set such a high level."

bro_hug.0.png

And then some more brotherly joking from Goran: "I still think I have to bring him up to par, he doesn't obey much, especially that; when I want juice he never brings it... He has to understand I'm 3 years older, my bones are old, I've played a lot of games so it's hard for me to get up, (turns to Zoki) so please in the future.. " and Zoki is 'convinced': "In the future - for the next week (while still living with him), then when I move maybe I'll send it by mail". See, dorky.


Poll
Poll time: How much longer will Zoki (and I) have to be patient? When will he play his first NBA game?

  188 votes | Results

Lets take a little break from all the Hydrama.

The Dragi? brothers are a big deal in the Slovenian basketball world. Big enough to get a visit from a Slovenian reporter wanting to get the scoop on the first European brothers playing for the same team in the NBA. They did an interview with Goran and Zoran and put together a video which includes snippets from Jeff Hornacek, Paul Coro and the Morris twins. It's mostly in Slovene but I'll translate the fun/important Gogi and Zoki parts.

"It's the best thing that you can play with your brother in the same club, especially if he is the first star of the team. It can help so much" says Zoran Dragic. As you've probably heard by now, the Dragi? brothers are very happy about the Suns bringing them together. But what I've been missing and what most Suns fans haven't been very privy to yet, is the brotherly love that displays itself so obviously when these two are together. Praises and support all around along with dorky (in the best way) jokes that might be more cute than funny. I can't be partial.

They were asked what they admire most about one another and just as little bro answers "Everything" Gogi jokes "Careful what you say", Zoki continues: "His fighting spirit, how he handles some moments when you really think he can't score. And generally as a person, he is very calm, especially now Gogi is more calm, now that he has a baby". Zoran says he is maturing himself, trying to be calmer and holding back his characteristic high energy when not in the field, saving it for when it is needed. Goran describes his brother as a hard worker who "is always there when you need him, likes to help everyone not just himself or me, he is very open. Like on the national team everyone knows him as the biggest jokester who is always kidding around".

Zoran is determined to prove himself and continue his career in the NBA. Though he is not particularly patient he knows he needs to hold it in when things aren't aligned with his wants and just wait for his opportunity. Having a brother there who has walked the road before only helps his cause. Zoki says everyone has been asking him if he is bothered by everyone knowing him as Goran Dragic's younger brother and the answer is "no, I'm just happy to have a brother like that".

Of course they make the comparison to the Suns other brother paring, asking the Morris twins whether there is any rivalry between them; the "no" from Markieff is immediate. Jeff confirms there is more rivalry and competition between the Dragi? bros. Gogi is quick to air out any misunderstandings "that doesn't mean we don't love each other, we're just both competitive people, when we set our minds to something we want to do it 100%". Apparently they never have serious fights but Zoki jokes "sometimes he maybe gets on my nerves a bit, when he is sending me to get juice, but it's ok. Now that I'm (living) in his house he can take advantage. When I move out he won't be able to anymore. Otherwise all the best, like I said I'm very happy I got a brother like that (cue adorable big bro hug) who has set such a high level."

bro_hug.0.png

And then some more brotherly joking from Goran: "I still think I have to bring him up to par, he doesn't obey much, especially that; when I want juice he never brings it... He has to understand I'm 3 years older, my bones are old, I've played a lot of games so it's hard for me to get up, (turns to Zoki) so please in the future.. " and Zoki is 'convinced': "In the future - for the next week (while still living with him), then when I move maybe I'll send it by mail". See, dorky.


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Poll time: How much longer will Zoki (and I) have to be patient? When will he play his first NBA game?

  188 votes | Results

Time: 6:00 MST TV: FSA Since starting the season 2-0, the Suns have dropped three of their last four games, and it won’t get any easier as they take on the undefeated Golden State Warriors. Golden...

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Everything is golden for the Warriors, while the Suns are still trying to find their way. The Warriors come to Phoenix after beating Houston on Saturday night.

Tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns (6:00pm AZ time on FoxSports Arizona) will be a bit of a homecoming for some of the Warriors, with Steve Kerr (head coach), lead assistant Alvin Gentry and the Brazilian Blur Leandro Barbosa all coming back to where they made their mark in past seasons.

But the Suns have to be more focused on the game than checking in with their former employees. Only Goran Dragic was a Kerr draftee, and only he and Markieff Morris played for Gentry in Phoenix. Barbosa had a return to Phoenix last spring that was marred by injury and didn't provide the positive impact the Suns had hoped.

The Phoenix Suns will recognize Lance Corporal Brandon Coleman Jr. as the Streets of New York "Welcome Home Hero". Coleman returned home to his mother, father (a veteran of the Marines) and younger siblings on Monday, November 3 following his first tour in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom medal, Overseas Service medal and the NATO Service medal.

The Warriors

New coach Steve Kerr has the Warriors playing the prettiest brand of basketball there is. They are passing like crazy, lead the league in pace, and at the same time play the best defense in the game.

In fact, it's the Warriors defense that has the team 5-0 moreso than their offense. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are putting up 50 of the Warriors 107 points per game, while only one other player averages double figures (Draymond Green, 12.8 per game). The Warriors barely score more than the Suns per possession this season.

But the Warriors defense is stellar, anchored by Andrew Bogut in the middle and Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala on the wings. The Warriors have played most of the season without David Lee, so their four man is mostly Green who is really a small forward.

The Suns

After Friday's loss, coach Hornacek said the team might make a minor rotation change soon.

"PJ played well, you know, he's one of our aggressive players," Hornacek said after the Kings loss. "We need that intensity from everybody. He didn't care who he guarded, if it was a big guy, small guy, he wanted to take the challenge. You know, again, he's kind of our guy, our energy guy. So we'll probably have to get him in earlier, I guess."

It might not happen tonight, but soon enough I think Tucker will be back in the starting lineup. Regardless, he's a sure 30-minute-a-night guy which will eat into Marcus Morris and Gerald Green minutes.

Last year's Suns-Warriors series

The teams split their season series last year, with both teams winning their two home games. The Suns beat the Ws on December 15 by a 106-102 score in what was one of the early "big" wins of the season. Both teams shot lights out on threes and were even on the boards, and both teams' guards were the best players on the court. The Suns eeked out a win with a better supporting cast that night, and partially thanks to a 1-for-6 free throw shooting performance by Andrew Bogut.

Two weeks later, the Warriors drubbed the Suns by 29 in Cali. Everyone on the Suns played poorly.

In February, the Bledsoe-less Suns shot lights out to beat the Warriors, with Dragic going for 34 and 10 and Gerald Green pumping in 25 of his own. P.J. Tucker contributed 16 points and 15 rebounds. Golden State played without Andrew Bogut and David Lee in that game.

The Warriors won the final matchup of the season in Cali. The Suns played well on offense but could not stop the Warriors from scoring.

The Stats

The (potential) Lineups

David Lee is out with an ankle injury.

The Key Matchup

The most obvious matchup is the Splash Brothers versus and three-headed monster of the Suns. Unfortunately for the Suns, the Splash Brothers have been stellar while the Hydra has not. The Suns will need vintage performances from Dragic and Bledsoe, plus a perfect supporting role by Thomas, in order to win this matchup tonight.

The Warriors backup guards are meep-meep, Brazilian Blur Leandro Barbosa, and Suns killer Shawn Livingston. My guess is that Thomas will guard Barbosa while someone else will be tasked with keeping Livingston in check.

Out on a limb

I am thinking that Isaiah Thomas will have a very good game, as will Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. This will be the best Hydra showing since opening night.

Final Prediction

It's going to be a tough game. The Suns are struggling on offense and now have to face the best defense in the NBA. Only their best game of the season will produce a win.

My guess: Warriors over Suns, 107-95.

Sorry.

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