Dragic Building Success in Phoenix, Home in Slovenia

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Goran Dragic isn’t just building an identity of success with the Suns. He’s also building a house.

No, really. He’s lifting sledgehammers and stuff. Apparently the star guard is a late-blooming architect, something that doesn’t come as a surprise in light of where his basketball career has taken him (Slovenia, Spain, the U.S.).

Dragic told Suns.com last summer he had started on his new home is in his native country of Slovenia. The timing was perfect, since EuroBasket (European championships) was being hosted in his homeland that year.

In a recent interview with Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Suns’ point guard divulged why his direct participation in the home-building was important to him.

"It's going to be my house, and I'm going to live in the house," Dragic said. "When you have kids, one day you can say, 'Your daddy helped build that house.' It was fun for me and different."

Don’t worry, his focus is currently in Phoenix, as are his wife and son. The sixth-year guard is intent on helping the team finish what it started after already defying preseason expectations from many pundits and experts.

With backcourt partner Eric Bledsoe due to return Wednesday against Cleveland, Dragic is even more optimistic about the team’s immediate future.

"[Bledsoe] knows what he has to do and I know what I have to do help the team," Dragic said. "Of course, there will be a couple of changes in the starting lineup. But we are going to be a different team and have more options in the offense."