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Dragan Bender
PPG RPG APG
3.4 2.4 0.5
Team: PhoenixHeight: 7-1 Born: 11/17/1997
Position: PFWeight: 225 Birthplace: Capljina, Bosnia-Herzegovina
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 4th pick by Suns (2016)


Latest News
Apr. 12 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CTNaN:� - Dragan Bender scored five points Tuesday, going 2 of 11 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Sacramento Kings 129-104. Bender grabbed four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 21:21 of playing time. Bender struggled from 3-point range, coming up empty on all seven of his attempts.
Apr. 9 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CTNaN:� - Dragan Bender scored nine points Sunday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns topped the Dallas Mavericks 124-111. Bender pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 35:13 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Bender went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Apr. 7 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST7:58 UAE (+1)05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CTNaN:� - Dragan Bender scored two points Friday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-99. Bender pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 10:17 on the floor. He added one block.
Apr. 5 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST7:50 UAE (+1)05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CTNaN:� - Dragan Bender went scoreless Wednesday on 0-of-3 shooting as the Phoenix Suns fell to the Golden State Warriors 120-111. Bender grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -19 in his 11:13 on the floor.
Apr. 2 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CTNaN:� - Dragan Bender scored nine points Sunday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets 123-116. Bender grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 14:09 on the floor. He added two blocks. Bender went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Feb. 8 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST23:42 UAE20:4214:42 ET1:42 PM CTNaN:� - Bender is set to have surgery on his injured right ankle and could miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: The Suns have not announced a timetable for his return but surely will not risk bringing back the 19-year-old too quickly. The fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft had played only once in Phoenix's past eight games due to the troublesome ankle.
Feb. 8 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST4:01 UAE (+1)01:0119:01 ET6:01 PM CTNaN:� - Bender had an arthroscopic procedure Wednesday to remove a bone spur in his right ankle. The team said Bender is expected to return to ''full basketball activity'' in four to six weeks.
Analysis: The fourth overall pick last summer, the 19-year-old Croatian player is averaging 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 12.7 minutes in 38 games.
Dec. 26 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CTNaN:� - Bender had the most productive game of his rookie season with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Bender played 26:38 for his second-highest tally of the season. His 11 points and 13 boards matched his totals from the previous eight games.
July 18 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CT1:45 - Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. All-Rookie selection Devin Booker averaged 26 points in his two games, top-10 picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss both showed potential and guard Tyler Ulis looked like a second-round keeper.
Analysis: Bender, the No. 4 pick from Croatia, shot just 27.5 percent from the field but managed 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his five games.
July 10 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST20:35 UAE18:3512:35 ET11:35 AM CT15:35 - Bender, the No. 4 overall pick in last month's draft, scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Saturday's win over Portland in Las Vegas Summer League action.
Analysis: It should be interesting to see how much time Bender gets next season.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
16-17 Pho 43 13.3 3.4 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.7 .354 .277 .364
Career 43 13.3 3.4 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.7 .354 .277 .364

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
16-17 Pho  43 574 57 161 28 101 4 11 23 103 23 10 22 32 146
Career 43 574 57 161 28 101 4 11 23 103 23 10 22 32 146


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