Goran Dragic addresses role with Slovenia in FIBA EuroBasket; says he didn’t return to play for 5th place

Goran Dragic opened up about his role with Slovenia in the FIBA EuroBasket and his high expectations for the national team.

The star guard of the Chicago Bulls expects to have a key role in the team without having to play heavy minutes in each game.

“I will certainly not play 36 minutes per game. I used to be Batman, now I’ll be Robin. It is important that we build chemistry, and I will be the leader on and off the court. However, I will be cautious with my predictions. This will be one of the strongest championships,” GORAN DRAGIC TOLD SLOVENIAN MEDIA, VIA EUROHOOPS.NET.

Goran Dragic doesn’t get too excited about the team’s chances of defending its title, however he has his sights set on winning a medal.

“I believe that we will have good chances. I did not return to the national team to play for fifth or sixth place. The desire is for a medal, but now, as I said, it is necessary to go step by step,” the veteran guard added.

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The addition of Goran Dagic to the roster further bolsters the team’s chances to successfully defend its EuroBasket title, placing the squad among the grand favorites for the gold medal.

The Slovenians have already started preparing for September’s tournament (1-18). Superstar guard Luka Doncic is set to join the training camp next week.

Slovenia will travel to Cologne in late August and will take on Lithuania, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, and France in the group stage of the EuroBasket (Group B).

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