Dragan Bender PF  #35

Current Team: Phoenix Suns

Born: Nov 17, 1997 (20 years old)

Birthplace: Capljina, Capljina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia

Height: 7-1 (216cm)     Weight: 225 (102kg)

Twitter: @draganbender

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/draganbender35

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Phoenix Suns)

Free Agent: TO-2019; RFA-2020

Current Agent: Doug Neustadt

Draft Entry: 2016 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2016 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4, Phoenix Suns

Pre-Draft Team: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (Israel)

High School: Akademija Nikola Vujcic [Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)]

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NBA

1 Years Of Service

Dragan Bender 2017-2018 Game Log

NBA Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX 43 0 13.2 1.33 3.74 .354 0.65 2.35 .277 0.09 0.26 .364 0.56 1.86 2.42 0.53 0.26 0.51 1.72 0.74 3.40
2017-18 PHX 18 0 21.1 1.94 5.22 .372 1.11 3.28 .339 0.67 0.83 .800 0.56 3.39 3.94 0.94 0.22 0.67 1.61 1.06 5.67
CAREER   61 0 15.6 1.51 4.18 .361 0.79 2.62 .300 0.26 0.43 .615 0.56 2.31 2.87 0.66 0.25 0.56 1.69 0.84 4.07

NBA Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX 43 0 568.9 57 161 .354 28 101 .277 4 11 .364 24 80 104 23 11 22 74 32 146
2017-18 PHX 18 0 380.5 35 94 .372 20 59 .339 12 15 .800 10 61 71 17 4 12 29 19 102
CAREER   61 0 949.4 92 255 .361 48 160 .300 16 26 .615 34 141 175 40 15 34 103 51 248

NBA Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2016-17 PHX 43 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .047 0.72 0.34 0.07 13 30 .302 -0.63 0.33 -0.30
2017-18 PHX 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .073 0.89 0.21 0.16 7 11 .389 -0.08 0.13 0.04
CAREER   61 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .055 0.78 0.29 0.10 20 41 .328 -0.73 0.50 -0.23

NBA Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2016-17 PHX 43 0 .440 .441 4.44 15.91 9.96 5.67 16.17 0.93 3.17 14.64 99.49 -2.84 0.91 87.2 112.7 5.60
2017-18 PHX 18 0 .507 .479 2.64 16.71 9.55 6.08 15.89 0.48 2.43 12.89 151.13 -1.91 1.09 95.4 112.5 7.56
CAREER   61 0 .465 .455 3.72 16.39 9.86 5.85 16.07 0.75 2.88 13.97 127.62 -2.48 0.97 90.5 112.7 6.39

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NBA Transactions

Jun 23, 2016 - The Phoenix Suns selected Dragan Bender in Round 1 with Pick 4 in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Jul 7, 2016 - Dragan Bender signed a multi-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Oct 17, 2017 - The Phoenix Suns exercised their Team Option to extend the contract of Dragan Bender.

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NBA Summer League Stats - Per Game

Season Team Location GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 31.9 2.80 10.20 .275 1.80 6.80 .265 1.20 2.40 .500 1.20 4.40 5.60 1.00 1.00 1.00 4.40 3.80 8.60
2017-18 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 31.4 5.20 13.20 .394 2.00 7.00 .286 1.80 2.60 .692 2.20 3.80 6.00 2.40 0.40 0.20 5.20 2.20 14.20
CAREER     10 10 31.7 4.00 11.70 .342 1.90 6.90 .275 1.50 2.50 .600 1.70 4.10 5.80 1.70 0.70 0.60 4.80 3.00 11.40

NBA Summer League Stats - Totals

Season Team Location GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 159.7 14 51 .275 9 34 .265 6 12 .500 6 22 28 5 5 5 22 19 43
2017-18 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 156.9 26 66 .394 10 35 .286 9 13 .692 11 19 30 12 2 1 26 11 71
CAREER     10 10 316.6 40 117 .342 19 69 .275 15 25 .600 17 41 58 17 7 6 48 30 114

NBA Summer League Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team Location GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 0.26 0.26 0.24 4 1 .800 -0.55 0.22 -0.33
2017-18 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 1.09 0.18 0.20 2 3 .400 0.27 -0.01 0.26
CAREER     10 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .186 0.57 0.23 0.21 6 4 .600 -0.24 0.19 -0.06

NBA Summer League Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team Location GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2016-17 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 .382 .363 4.30 13.89 9.40 4.84 25.24 1.56 2.70 20.12 103.92 -9.83 0.84 67.5 96.8 2.58
2017-18 PHX Las Vegas 5 5 .495 .470 7.34 12.10 9.77 12.14 13.30 0.58 0.51 20.45 137.20 -1.81 1.08 101.3 107.2 12.99
CAREER     10 10 .445 .423 5.87 13.00 9.59 8.41 18.99 1.05 1.58 20.29 121.72 -5.59 0.97 85.3 102.2 7.73

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NBA Preseason Stats - Per Game

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 18.0 3.00 3.00 1.000 1.00 1.00 1.000 2.00 2.00 1.000 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 1.00 9.00
2016-17 PHX 6 0 21.6 1.50 5.17 .290 0.50 3.17 .158 0.33 0.67 .500 0.50 3.50 4.00 0.83 0.33 1.00 2.17 1.50 3.83
2017-18 PHX 5 0 25.6 2.20 6.00 .367 1.40 3.80 .368 1.40 2.20 .636 0.20 6.80 7.00 1.40 0.40 0.80 2.20 1.60 7.20
CAREER   1 0 18.0 3.00 3.00 1.000 1.00 1.00 1.000 2.00 2.00 1.000 0.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 3.00 1.00 9.00

NBA Preseason Stats - Totals

Season Team GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 18 3 3 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 9
2016-17 PHX 6 0 129.6 9 31 .290 3 19 .158 2 4 .500 3 21 24 5 2 6 13 9 23
2017-18 PHX 5 0 128.1 11 30 .367 7 19 .368 7 11 .636 1 34 35 7 2 4 11 8 36
CAREER   1 0 18 3 3 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 9

NBA Preseason Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 0.00 0.00 0.67 0 1 .000 0.08 0.01 0.08
2016-17 PHX 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .064 0.56 0.22 0.13 4 2 .667 -0.32 0.27 -0.05
2017-18 PHX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .103 0.88 0.25 0.37 2 3 .400 -0.03 0.10 0.07
CAREER   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 0.00 0.00 0.67 0 1 .000 0.08 0.01 0.08

NBA Preseason Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2015-16 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 0 1.160 1.167 - 17.09 8.39 - 20.49 - 12.01 14.46 300.00 -6.64 3.00 160.2 106.0 28.98
2016-17 PHX 6 0 .351 .339 2.25 16.92 9.31 5.59 21.55 0.71 3.56 12.66 94.82 -4.02 0.74 66.6 99.8 1.85
2017-18 PHX 5 0 .517 .483 0.91 24.33 14.05 8.56 18.67 0.72 2.12 14.12 137.15 -2.52 1.20 90.8 103.7 9.03
CAREER   1 0 1.160 1.167 - 17.09 8.39 - 20.49 - 12.01 14.46 300.00 -6.64 3.00 160.2 106.0 28.98

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NBA Training Camp Experience

2016 NBA Training Camp - Phoenix Suns
2017 NBA Training Camp - Phoenix Suns

International Basketball

* International basketball history from 2007-2008

International Regular Season Stats - Per Game

Season Team League GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 21.4 1.67 4.00 .417 0.17 1.33 .125 0.50 0.83 .600 0.33 4.67 5.00 1.17 0.83 1.50 1.67 1.67 4.00
2012-13 KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 30.7 2.25 5.50 .409 0.25 1.75 .143 0.75 1.00 .750 0.50 6.75 7.25 1.75 1.25 2.25 2.25 2.50 5.50
2012-13 KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 3.0 0.50 1.00 .500 0.00 0.50 .000 0.00 0.50 .000 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 24.4 2.80 6.80 .412 0.60 2.80 .214 0.40 1.00 .400 2.00 4.20 6.20 3.00 1.20 1.40 1.60 3.60 6.60
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 30.6 8.50 19.75 .430 1.00 3.75 .267 5.00 6.50 .769 2.75 8.00 10.75 3.00 1.75 1.25 2.50 3.25 23.00
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 12.9 1.58 3.74 .423 0.68 2.03 .338 0.61 0.84 .719 0.84 1.68 2.53 0.66 0.50 0.79 2.26 0.55 4.45
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 14.5 1.93 4.14 .466 0.86 2.32 .369 0.79 1.07 .733 1.04 1.96 3.00 0.75 0.61 0.89 2.68 0.61 5.50
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 10.5 0.86 2.57 .333 0.29 1.14 .250 0.14 0.29 .500 0.29 1.14 1.43 0.57 0.29 0.43 1.14 0.57 2.14
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 4.0 0.00 2.67 .000 0.00 1.33 .000 0.00 0.00 .000 0.33 0.33 0.67 0.00 0.00 0.67 1.00 0.00 0.00

International Regular Season Stats - Totals

Season Team League GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 128.7 10 24 .417 1 8 .125 3 5 .600 2 28 30 7 5 9 10 10 24
2012-13 KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 122.7 9 22 .409 1 7 .143 3 4 .750 2 27 29 7 5 9 9 10 22
2012-13 KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 6 1 2 .500 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 121.9 14 34 .412 3 14 .214 2 5 .400 10 21 31 15 6 7 8 18 33
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 122.3 34 79 .430 4 15 .267 20 26 .769 11 32 43 12 7 5 10 13 92
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 491.9 60 142 .423 26 77 .338 23 32 .719 32 64 96 25 19 30 86 21 169
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 406 54 116 .466 24 65 .369 22 30 .733 29 55 84 21 17 25 75 17 154
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 73.8 6 18 .333 2 8 .250 1 2 .500 2 8 10 4 2 3 8 4 15
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 12.2 0 8 .000 0 4 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0

International Regular Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season Team League GP GS Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .090 0.70 0.50 0.21 3 3 .500 -0.23 0.36 0.13
2012-13 KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 0.70 0.50 0.18 2 2 .500 -0.08 0.18 0.10
2012-13 KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .016 0.00 0.00 0.50 1 1 .500 -0.02 0.00 -0.02
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 0.83 0.33 0.15 3 2 .600 -0.11 0.17 0.06
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 .422 0.92 0.54 0.33 1 3 .250 0.72 0.20 0.92
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .076 1.19 0.90 0.23 23 15 .605 0.76 0.99 1.75
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .089 1.24 1.00 0.26 19 9 .679 1.04 1.00 2.04
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .054 1.00 0.50 0.11 2 5 .286 -0.15 0.02 -0.13
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 2 1 .667 -0.20 0.02 -0.17

International Regular Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season Team League GP GS TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2012-13 * All Teams All Leagues 6 4 .458 .438 2.06 24.69 14.24 7.69 27.62 2.07 5.85 13.00 114.17 -4.04 1.00 79.0 95.5 8.85
2012-13 KK Split Junior Team Ciutat De L'Hospitalet 4 4 .463 .432 1.99 22.51 13.14 8.11 29.62 2.09 5.47 12.06 130.19 -4.34 1.00 79.1 91.2 10.81
2012-13 KK Split A-1 Liga 2 0 .410 .500 0.00 24.24 12.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.14 50.00 0.00 1.00 77.7 115.6 4.29
2013-14 KK Cedevita Junior Team Belgrade 5 3 .456 .456 8.96 17.30 13.30 20.83 33.21 2.48 4.59 19.23 102.61 -6.23 0.97 77.4 88.8 12.72
2014-15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Junior Team Citta Di Roma 4 4 .509 .456 11.63 27.61 20.43 24.43 12.57 3.24 3.90 40.03 146.63 -4.07 1.16 102.0 90.4 35.18
2015-16 * All Teams All Leagues 38 3 .541 .514 8.01 16.14 12.06 8.33 11.86 2.07 6.19 16.77 147.89 -0.88 1.19 110.7 100.6 13.68
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv BSL 28 3 .596 .569 8.80 16.55 12.69 8.40 11.63 2.21 6.22 16.60 156.81 -0.74 1.33 118.8 96.9 16.82
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Euroleague 7 0 .397 .389 3.39 13.76 8.54 9.33 17.48 1.53 4.11 15.09 108.33 -1.82 0.83 80.9 115.4 6.02
2015-16 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Eurocup 3 0 .000 .000 9.74 11.32 10.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 17.66 30.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.8 103.9 -18.84

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International Special Events Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2014 adidas EUROCAMP 3 17:10 2.0 5.3 .375 0.0 1.3 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 4 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.7 4.0
2015 adidas EUROCAMP 2 24:48 2.5 6.0 .417 0.5 2.5 .200 1.0 1.0 1.000 3.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 3.0 1.5 6.5

International Transactions

May 7, 2013 - Dragan Bender has signed with KK Split.
Aug 2, 2014 - Dragan Bender has signed with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv.

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International Awards & Honors

Citta Di Roma (NIJT) All-Tournament Team - 2014-2015

National Basketball

Nationality: Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia

FIBA Senior Team Events Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS Place
2017 EuroBasket 6 15:23 1.8 3.8 .478 0.7 2.0 .333 0.0 0.3 .000 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.2 1.3 0.8 4.3 10th
AVERAGES   6 15:23 1.8 3.8 .478 0.7 2.0 .333 0.0 0.3 .000 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.2 1.3 0.8 4.3 -
TOTAL   6 92:22 11 23 .478 4 12 .333 0 2 .000 11 6 1 7 8 5 26 -

FIBA Junior Team Events Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS Place
2015 U18 Euro Championship A - -:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12th
2015 U19 World Championship - -:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Silver
2014 U18 Euro Championship A 9 29:00 5.3 11.6 .462 1.3 4.1 .324 2.4 3.7 .667 10.4 4.9 1.1 2.2 2.4 1.7 14.4 Bronze
2013 U16 Euro Championship A 9 35:26 4.0 8.3 .480 0.2 1.7 .133 1.6 3.0 .519 10.8 4.1 0.9 1.7 2.6 3.2 9.8 6th
2012 U16 Euro Championship A 5 05:36 1.4 1.8 .778 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.2 .000 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.2 2.8 8th
AVERAGES   23 26:26 4.0 8.2 .484 0.6 2.3 .269 1.6 2.7 .590 8.6 3.6 0.8 1.5 2.2 2.2 10.1 -
TOTAL   23 608:00 91 188 .484 14 52 .269 36 61 .590 198 82 18 35 51 50 232 -

National Awards & Honors

All-Tournament Team - 2014 U18 Euro Championship A

High School Basketball

Prep/High School: Akademija Nikola Vujcic [Split, Dalmatia (Croatia)]

High School Special Event Stats

Year Event GP MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK PF TOV PTS
2013 Jordan Classic International 1 21:00 1 6 .167 0 1 .000 2 2 1.000 4 0 1 1 1 1 4

Prep/High School Skill Academies & Camps

Basketball Without Borders - 2015

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