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Dragan Bender

19-Year-Old       Phoenix Suns

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

2.0

REB

7.0

AST

0.0

STL

1.0

BLK

1.0

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Bender missed almost half of his rookie campaign last season due to a combination of DNP-CDs and an ankle injury, which required surgery. When he did step on the court, however, he averaged 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds across 13.3 minutes per game while shooting 35.4 percent ...

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HT: 7' 1"   WT: 225 lbs   DOB: 11/17/1997  College: Croatia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2016   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dragan Bender Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $8.74 million contract with the Suns in July of 2016.

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Bender managed 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 113-104 preseason loss to the Trail Blazers.

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Dragan Bender NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 18 PHO 43 13.3 3.4 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.7 35.4 36.4 0.7 0.5 1.9 2.3 27.7 1.3 3.7 0.1 0.3
2017-18 19 PHO 1 21.0 2.0 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
Rest Of Season Projections 19 PHO 68 19.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 19 PHO 75 17.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Dragan Bender

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Dragan Bender NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 21.0 2.0 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 1 21.0 2.0 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
Last 30 Days 1 21.0 2.0 7.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 2.0 2.0

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Dragan Bender
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Oct 18 POR 76-124 21 2 7 0 1 1 2 0 5 2 2 0 3 1 6 1
Dragan Bender Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Tomorrow at Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
Monday Sacramento Kings Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Dragan Bender – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Center, #6 Small Forward

1.  Marquese Chriss

2.  Dragan Bender

XJared Dudley

3.  T.J. Warren

4.  Alex Len

5.  Alec Peters

Phoenix Suns

True Shooting Percentage

17.0%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Dragan Bender has a true shooting percentage of 17.0%.

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Dragan Bender NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 18 PHO 43 36.0 9.2 6.5 1.4 0.6 1.4 1.8 35.4 36.4 2.0 1.4 5.0 6.3 27.7 3.6 10.1 0.3 0.7
2017-18 19 PHO 1 36.0 3.4 12.0 0.0 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0 100.0 3.4 1.7 10.3 5.1 0.0 0.0 8.6 3.4 3.4
Rest Of Season Projections 19 PHO 68 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 19 PHO 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Dragan Bender

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Dragan Bender NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 18 PHO 43 574 146 103 23 10 22 28 35.4 36.4 32 23 80 101 27.7 57 161 4 11
2017-18 19 PHO 1 21 2 7 0 1 1 0 0.0 100.0 2 1 6 3 0.0 0 5 2 2
Rest Of Season Projections 19 PHO 68 1293 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 19 PHO 75 1343 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Dragan Bender

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Dragan Bender NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2016-17 18 PHO 43 13.3 44.0 44.1 10.4 14.5 0.7 3.7
2017-18 19 PHO 1 21.0 17.0 0.0 0.0 25.4 0.0 4.0
Rest Of Season Projections 19 PHO 68 19.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 19 PHO 75 17.9 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Dragan Bender

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Dragan Bender: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bender (ankle) logged nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), seven rebounds and two blocks across 14 minutes in a 123-116 loss to the Rockets on Sunday.

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Bender (ankle) will be available for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Bender (ankle) has increased his activity of late and hopes to return before the end of the regular season, The Arizona Republic's Doug Haller reports. "I'm not doing contact or anything like that," Bender said. "I'm shooting on the court before the games and I'm trying to run as much as I can on the treadmill, just putting weight on the ankle to see how it responds."

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Bender (ankle) was able to get up some shots on the court during the Suns' pregame warmup Sunday, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Bender (ankle) has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, David Aldridge of TNT reports.

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Bender underwent surgery on his sore ankle Wednesday and could be at risk of missing the rest of the season, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Bender (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Bender (ankle) is listed as out for Saturday's tilt against the Bucks.

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Bender will miss Friday's game against the Kings due to a sore right ankle, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Bender (ankle) compiled five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists across 13 minutes in a 124-114 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.

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Bender (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday against the Clippers.

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Updating a previous report, Bender (ankle) will be held out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, according to Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com.

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2016-17

The consensus top foreign player in the 2016 NBA Draft, Bender went No. 4 overall to the Suns, who doubled down on the power forward position by using their second lottery pick on Washington freshman Marquese Chriss. The 7-foot-1 Bender epitomizes the stretch four most teams are looking for in the modern pace-and-space NBA, but the 18-year-old may face a longer development curve than most of his fellow first-rounders after doing little to distinguish himself in summer league play with the Suns. Over five games, Bender averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds across 32.0 minutes per contest while shooting an abysmal 27.5 percent from the field. The Suns wonít overreact too much to the small sample, as Bender exhibited much improvement from three-point range last season with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv and was lauded during the pre-draft process for his willingness to move the ball, ability to make plays off the dribble and excellent mobility. While Benderís lack of bulk makes him susceptible to getting outmuscled in the paint defensively, his long arms still allow him to make an impact as a shot blocker. Both Bender and Chriss are expected to see their minutes expand in the second half of their rookie seasons once theyíve gotten fully acclimated to an NBA training regimen, but in the meantime, veteran Jared Dudley is set to assume most of the court time at power forward in the early going. As such, Benderís fantasy value figures to remain mostly limited as a rookie, but he makes for a worthy target in dynasty formats.