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Dragan Bender

20-Year-Old       Phoenix Suns

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

6.2

REB

3.7

AST

1.3

STL

0.3

BLK

0.6

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 tallied six points (2-5 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and four rebounds across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 107-97 loss to the Jazz.

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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 59 23.3 6.2 3.7 1.3 0.3 0.6 1.4 39.1 75.0 1.3 0.4 3.3 3.7 37.9 2.2 5.6 0.4 0.5
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 21 22.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 20 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 3 29.3 10.7 5.0 1.3 0.3 1.0 1.7 46.2 60.0 1.7 1.3 3.7 4.7 35.7 4.0 8.7 1.0 1.7
Last 14 Days 6 30.7 11.7 5.2 1.5 0.2 0.5 2.0 49.1 66.7 2.0 1.3 3.8 4.7 42.9 4.3 8.8 1.0 1.5
Last 30 Days 14 26.8 7.5 5.0 1.8 0.3 0.4 1.4 44.8 72.7 1.9 0.6 4.4 3.5 38.8 2.8 6.2 0.6 0.8
Last 5 Games 5 31.6 10.4 5.2 1.6 0.2 0.6 1.6 43.2 66.7 2.0 1.6 3.6 4.4 36.4 3.8 8.8 1.2 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 27.8 9.5 5.1 1.7 0.4 0.4 1.7 46.1 72.7 2.1 0.9 4.2 4.2 40.5 3.5 7.6 0.8 1.1
Last 20 Games 20 27.7 8.0 5.1 2.0 0.3 0.6 1.7 43.6 75.0 1.8 0.6 4.5 4.2 40.5 2.9 6.7 0.5 0.6

 

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
Feb 14 @UTA 107-97 25 6 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 2 5 0 4 5
Feb 12 @GSW 129-83 30 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 6 1 3 0 4 0 3 0
Feb 10 DEN 113-123 33 23 8 4 1 2 2 9 15 2 2 3 5 4 4 2
Feb 7 SAS 81-129 32 12 5 0 0 0 3 5 8 0 0 2 4 1 4 4
Feb 6 @LAL 112-93 38 8 6 4 0 0 2 2 10 3 4 1 4 3 3 3
Feb 4 CHA 110-115 26 18 5 1 0 0 2 7 9 0 0 4 6 0 5 3
Feb 2 UTA 97-129 28 16 9 5 0 1 2 5 10 2 2 4 8 1 8 2
Jan 31 DAL 102-88 21 4 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 5 5
Jan 29 @MEM 120-109 20 0 2 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Jan 28 @HOU 113-102 25 5 4 0 2 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 4 4
Jan 26 NYK 85-107 18 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 4
Jan 24 @IND 116-101 23 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 4 3
Jan 22 @MIL 109-105 28 7 3 2 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 1
Jan 19 @DEN 100-108 28 3 8 3 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 8 4
Jan 16 @POR 118-111 33 6 8 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 2 3 0 8 0
Jan 14 IND 97-120 30 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 6 1 4 2
Jan 12 HOU 95-112 32 14 8 2 0 2 0 5 12 1 1 3 6 1 7 3
Jan 7 OKC 114-100 39 20 6 4 1 3 2 7 9 0 0 6 8 0 6 2
Jan 5 @SAS 103-89 23 5 3 4 1 0 2 2 7 0 0 1 5 0 3 3
Jan 3 @DEN 134-111 22 9 2 4 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 3 7 1 1 3
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Jan 2 ATL 104-103 14 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 1
Dec 31 PHI 110-123 22 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Dec 29 @SAC 101-111 20 9 2 3 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 3 5 0 2 0
Dec 26 MEM 99-97 18 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 5 0 4 2
Dec 23 MIN 106-115 23 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 2 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 21 MEM 97-95 32 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 8 1 2 1 6 0 5 3
Dec 20 @LAC 108-95 22 8 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 5 0 0 0
Dec 18 @DAL 91-97 29 6 2 0 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 2 4 0 2 0
Dec 16 @MIN 106-108 30 17 2 1 1 1 1 6 10 0 0 5 8 0 2 2
Dec 13 TOR 109-115 28 5 4 1 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 4 1
Dec 12 @SAC 99-92 21 8 7 1 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 6 2 5 1
Dec 9 SAS 101-104 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Dec 7 WAS 99-109 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Dec 5 @TOR 126-113 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Dec 4 @PHI 101-115 25 3 1 1 0 4 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 0
Dec 2 @BOS 116-111 16 6 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 1 0
Nov 29 @DET 131-107 17 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 2 3
Nov 28 @CHI 99-104 23 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 2
Nov 26 @MIN 119-108 21 9 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 2
Nov 24 NOP 91-115 17 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Nov 22 MIL 107-113 34 11 6 2 2 1 5 4 7 0 0 3 4 0 6 2
Nov 19 CHI 113-105 20 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 7 2 2 0 3 1 1 1
Nov 17 @LAL 113-122 25 10 5 2 0 1 0 3 7 1 2 3 4 1 4 1
Nov 16 HOU 116-142 22 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 3
Nov 13 LAL 93-100 20 15 5 0 0 0 1 6 8 1 2 2 4 1 4 3
Nov 11 MIN 118-110 19 8 0 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 2 5 0 0 1
Nov 10 ORL 112-128 19 8 4 0 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 2 2 0 4 5
Nov 8 MIA 115-126 27 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 1
Nov 6 BKN 92-98 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Nov 5 @SAS 112-95 20 3 4 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 1 3 2
Nov 3 @NYK 120-107 26 7 5 1 0 1 2 2 7 2 2 1 6 1 4 3
Nov 1 @WAS 116-122 24 8 5 0 0 1 0 3 9 1 1 1 4 1 4 0
Oct 31 @BKN 114-122 27 10 3 3 0 1 0 4 8 0 0 2 4 0 3 2
Oct 28 @POR 114-107 28 8 7 0 1 2 2 3 5 0 0 2 4 1 6 1
Oct 25 UTA 97-88 21 3 4 1 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 4 1
Oct 23 SAC 117-115 14 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 2 1 3 0 2 3
Oct 21 @LAC 130-88 19 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Oct 20 LAL 130-132 19 3 7 0 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 7 1
Oct 18 POR 76-124 21 2 7 0 1 1 2 0 5 2 2 0 3 1 6 1
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Dragan Bender – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #3 Center

1.  Dragan Bender

2.  Marquese Chriss

3.  Jared Dudley

4.  Alec Peters

5.  T.J. Warren

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True Shooting Percentage

53.0%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Dragan Bender has a true shooting percentage of 53.0%.

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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 59 36.0 9.6 5.8 2.0 0.4 0.9 2.2 39.1 75.0 1.9 0.7 5.1 5.7 37.9 3.4 8.6 0.6 0.8
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 21 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 20 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 59 1375 365 221 77 15 34 83 39.1 75.0 74 25 196 219 37.9 129 330 24 32
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 21 466 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 20 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 59 23.3 53.0 51.7 15.6 14.9 1.0 7.3
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 21 22.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Dragan Bender
2017-18 Projections 20 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 )

Updating a previous note, Bender will start at power forward Wednesday against the Jazz, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Bender will start Wednesday's game against Utah, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Bender posted three points (1-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and three rebounds in 30 minutes during Mondays 129-83 loss to the Warriors.

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Bender posted 23 points (9-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and a steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 123-113 loss to the Nuggets.

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Bender offered eight points (2-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and four assists across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 112-93 loss to the Lakers.

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Bender will remain in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Lakers, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Bender mustered 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) five rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Hornets.

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Bender will start at power forward Sunday against the Hornets, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Bender tallied 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block across 28 minutes in Friday's 129-97 loss to the Jazz.

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Bender will return to a reserve role for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

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Bender was held scoreless (0-2) in 20 minutes of action Monday against the Timberwolves.

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Bender will get the start Monday against the Grizzlies with Marquese Chriss out, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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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.