Goran Dragic is ready for the challenge and responsibility of taking this Suns team by the reins and stepping into the spotlight. Not an easy task to handle given that he's replacing two-time MVP Steve Nash. So how does somebody in Goran's shoes prepare for such a defining season? The NOC caught up with Dragic this summer in a documentary series they're producing called "Training Days" and they tagged along for one of his intense beach training sessions.
You may remember we've linked videos (a few funny Steve Nash ones) from the NOC before - they produce signature Youtube content featuring pro athletes doing a wide variety of things - some you'd expect and others you might not.
In this edition of Training Days that features the Dragon we get to ride right along side one of our own future stars here in Phoenix as he does some intense butt, leg, core, etc. exercises. He even does a 5 minute plank, and if you think that's easy - you should accept the NOC's challenge and attempt to plank along with Goran. How long do you make it?
There are four parts to the series, three of which are available now and the fourth will go up tomorrow some time. We'll update this post with that video as soon as we see it go live. Enjoy and subscribe to the NOC!
The Suns trio of Goran Dragic, Jared Dudley and Marcin Gortat fought valiantly, but could not pull out the victory as they were swept by the Lakers team of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard thanks in large part to the incredibly unfair odds set by the judges.
Andrew Sharp and Adam Francis both said the Suns would not win a single game. Tom Ziller and Steve Perrin each gave the Suns one win. Frank Madden was the only judge to give the Suns much of a chance at all, as he thought the Suns would be able to win four games.
Add all that up, and the Suns only had a 1.04 percent chance of winning the best-of-three series and advancing.
While I certainly agree the Suns would not beat the Lakers in a series against the Lakers, I disagree that the Suns couldn't even win one game. I personally don't believe that any of these teams would be able to win all 20 games, regardless of who they are playing. These are all NBA players, and most of them are the best on their team. The Lakers are not going to hit their shots in all 20 games. They are going to be cold in at least a couple of them. And there are weaknesses in that team, namely Nash's defense and Howard's FT shooting.
Oh well, we had a good run. Feel free to use this thread to vent about the unfairness of it all. Or better yet, to share memories of some of the Suns' best wins against the Lakers.
If you want to keep following along with the tournament and see who the last team standing will be, check out the StoryStream.