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Goran Dragic, a comeback in the bullseye

Absent since February 13 due to left knee pain, Goran Dragic, 36, finally made his debut with the Bucks in the win over the Pistons (126-117). An injury that had sidelined him for his last four games with Chicago, as well as his first eleven with Milwaukee. He joined the franchise from Wisconsin on March 4, after being cut by the Bulls, with whom he had played 51 games this season.

If he only played 9 minutes off the bench for his debut with the Bucks, the main thing was elsewhere.

“It’s an extraordinary feeling” assured Goran Dragic. “You work hard in the shadows. On public holidays, you come for treatments and everything else. It’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of work and it’s always a nice feeling when you’re finally back. It never stops. Now, I’m going to fly, then I have to do treatments tomorrow to be able to play, but I’m happy to be back”.

1,000th NBA game

When he entered the game 2 minutes and 22 seconds from the end of the first quarter, Goran Dragic has also reached a new level in his career.

Indeed, his return from injury against the Pistons was synonymous with 1,000th game for him in the NBA: 940 in the regular season and 60 in the playoffs. A mark celebrated by his new teammate, Wesley Matthews.

“It was awesome. I’m happy for him” explained Wesley Matthews. “Coming back from an injury is difficult. Integrating into a new team is also difficult. And for him, being able to play his 1,000th game in the league is quite a milestone. There is nothing to raise eyebrows about. Getting an assist from him was cool.”.

In 9 minutes, Goran Dragic was thus “content” with compiling 3 assists and 2 fouls, at 0/2 in shooting.

Goran Dragic Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2008-09 PHX 55 13 39.3 37.0 76.9 0.6 1.3 1.9 2.0 1.6 0.5 1.3 0.1 4.5
2009-10 PHX 80 18 45.2 39.4 73.6 0.5 1.7 2.1 3.0 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.1 7.9
2010-11* All Teams 70 18 43.5 36.1 62.4 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.9 1.8 0.7 1.7 0.1 7.5
2010-11* PHX 48 18 42.1 27.7 60.8 0.5 1.3 1.8 3.1 1.9 0.8 2.0 0.1 7.4
2010-11* HOO 22 17 47.2 51.9 66.7 0.6 2.0 2.6 2.5 1.6 0.6 1.0 0.2 7.7
2011-12 HOO 66 27 46.2 33.7 80.5 0.8 1.7 2.6 5.3 2.5 1.3 2.4 0.2 11.7
2012-13 PHX 77 34 44.3 31.9 74.8 0.8 2.3 3.1 7.4 2.8 1.6 2.8 0.3 14.7
2013-14 PHX 76 35 50.5 40.8 76.0 0.9 2.3 3.2 5.9 2.7 1.4 2.8 0.3 20.3
2014-15* All Teams 78 34 50.1 34.7 77.4 1.0 2.5 3.5 4.5 2.5 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.4
2014-15* PHX 52 33 50.1 35.5 74.6 1.0 2.6 3.6 4.1 2.3 1.0 2.2 0.2 16.2
2014-15* MIA 26 35 50.2 32.9 80.8 1.2 2.3 3.4 5.4 2.9 1.1 2.3 0.2 16.6
2015-16 MIA 72 33 47.7 31.2 72.7 0.8 3.1 3.9 5.8 2.6 1.0 2.6 0.2 14.1
2016-17 MIA 73 34 47.5 40.5 79.0 0.9 3.0 3.8 5.8 2.7 1.2 2.9 0.2 20.3
2017-18 MIA 75 32 45.0 37.0 80.1 0.7 3.4 4.1 4.8 2.4 0.8 2.2 0.2 17.3
2018-19 MIA 36 28 41.3 34.8 78.2 0.6 2.5 3.1 4.8 2.3 0.8 2.0 0.1 13.7
2019-20 MIA 59 28 44.1 36.7 77.6 0.5 2.7 3.2 5.1 2.1 0.7 2.4 0.2 16.2
2020-21 MIA 50 27 43.2 37.3 82.8 0.5 2.9 3.4 4.4 2.3 0.7 2.4 0.2 13.4
2021-22 * All Teams 21 24 37.7 25.4 81.8 0.6 2.5 3.1 4.1 2.1 0.9 1.6 0.2 7.5
2021-22 * BRK 16 26 37.6 24.5 73.9 0.7 2.5 3.2 4.8 2.3 0.9 2.1 0.2 7.3
2021-22 * TOR 5 18 38.2 28.6 100.0 0.4 2.4 2.8 1.8 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.2 8.0
2022-23 * All Teams 52 15 42.2 34.9 65.9 0.3 1.1 1.3 2.7 1.3 0.2 1.1 0.1 6.3
2022-23 CHI 51 15 42.5 35.2 65.9 0.3 1.1 1.4 2.7 1.2 0.2 1.1 0.1 6.4
2022-23 * MIL 1 9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 940 27 45.9 36.1 76.6 0.7 2.3 3.0 4.7 2.3 0.9 2.2 0.2 13.3

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