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Dragan Bender

20-Year-Old       Phoenix Suns

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

4.9

REB

3.2

AST

0.9

STL

0.3

BLK

0.7

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 will shift back to a bench role for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports.

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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 28 20.0 4.9 3.2 0.9 0.3 0.7 1.1 36.7 75.0 0.9 0.4 2.8 3.0 35.7 1.7 4.6 0.4 0.6
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 45 18.6 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 8.7 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 7 15.3 1.7 1.6 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.6 20.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 1.4 2.3 25.0 0.6 2.9 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 14 19.0 4.5 2.4 1.1 0.3 0.6 1.1 36.7 57.1 0.7 0.4 2.1 2.7 39.5 1.6 4.3 0.3 0.5
Last 5 Games 5 13.4 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.0 1.2 0.6 21.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 2.0 30.0 0.6 2.8 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 17.9 3.4 1.9 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.0 35.3 0.0 0.7 0.1 1.8 2.5 40.0 1.2 3.4 0.0 0.1
Last 20 Games 20 19.4 4.7 2.7 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.1 37.1 63.6 0.7 0.4 2.3 2.9 36.2 1.7 4.5 0.4 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
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
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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 2 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
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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Dragan Bender – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Center, #5 Small Forward

1.  Marquese Chriss

2.  Dragan Bender

3.  Jared Dudley

4.  T.J. Warren

5.  Greg Monroe

6.  Alex Len

7.  Alec Peters

Phoenix Suns

True Shooting Percentage

50.4%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Dragan Bender has a true shooting percentage of 50.4%.

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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 28 36.0 8.7 5.8 1.7 0.5 1.2 1.9 36.7 75.0 1.7 0.7 5.1 5.4 35.7 3.0 8.2 0.8 1.0
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 45 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 28 560 136 90 26 8 19 30 36.7 75.0 26 11 79 84 35.7 47 128 12 16
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 45 839 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 28 20.0 50.4 48.4 13.9 13.9 1.0 6.0
Rest Of Season Projections 20 PHO 45 18.6 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 )

Bender will draw the start at power forward for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Bender totaled 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 113-107 overtime loss to the Bucks.

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Bender totaled four points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes during Sunday's 113-105 win over the Bulls.

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Bender contributed 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one block in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Nets.

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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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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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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.