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Toronto Raptors | #7 | Guard











6'3" | 190lb | 35 years

Player Bio

Goran Dragic was born on May 6, 1986 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The son of Marinko and Majca Dragic, he has one brother, Zoran, who also played in the NBA, spending time with the Suns and Heat. In 2013, Dragic married his wife, Maja, and the couple has two children -- a son (Mateo) and a daughter (Viktoria). Dragic received the Apple of Inspiration award by Slovenian President Borut Pahor in the summer of 2014 in recognition of his humanitarianism and success. He serves as an ambassador for City of Hope, a world-renowned medical research and treatment center. Dragic hosts an annual basketball camp in Slovenia for youth players. Follow Dragic on Twitter @Goran_Dragic and on Instagram @the_1_dragon. Prior to joining the NBA in 2008, Dragic moved around basketball leagues in Slovenia during his later teen years and his early 20s. As a 17-year-old, he joined KD Illirija in the second basketball league. The guard moved up to the top league with Slovan from 2004 to 2006. He played just 8.8 minutes in his first year, but he became a starter in his second season. He provided 13.4 points over 57 games and was a Slovenian League All-Star in 2006. Dragic moved to Spain for a season and played for Murcia. In 27 games, he averaged 4.6 points in 15.9 minutes. The guard returned to Slovenia in 2007-08 and played for Union Olimpija. He helped the team win the Slovenian League championship with averages of 11.9 points and 3.4 assists per contest. Dragic then made himself available for the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected in the second round (45th overall pick) by the San Antonio Spurs.