The backcourt of Goran and Zoran Dragic has helped Slovenia advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup, where they'll play the United States on Tuesday, and according to a report, the brothers could be reunited again in Phoenix this season.
Citing sources in Spain, ESPN's Marc Stein writes that the Suns "are indeed among the three NBA teams expressing the most serious interest in signing Goran Dragic's younger brother Zoran."
The Indiana Pacers, according to European reports, could be one of the other teams.
According to Stein's report, Zoran's new contract with Spanish team Unicaja Malaga allows him to leave for the NBA this year if he makes the move before the Spanish league starts and pays a higher buyout fee than he would later into the deal. His buyout next summer would be 750,000 Euros ($972,000).
The undrafted, 25-year-old shooting guard has averaged 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists over the last two seasons in Spain. Through six games at the FIBA World Cup, Zoran is averaging 13.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.5 assists while shooting nearly 46 percent from behind the arc.
Older brother Goran is coming off of a career year with the Suns that saw him named to the All-NBA Third Team and take home Most Improved Player honors. With only a $7,500,000 player option for 2015-16, he's expected to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.