Newest Sun Dragic joins team

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The newest Phoenix Sun has joined his team.

Guard Goran Dragic went through an informal team workout Tuesday at U.S. Airways Center.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Slovenian is a likely backup for Steve Nash and possibly his eventual successor.

The Suns acquired rights to the quick, sharp-shooting 22-year-old left-hander in a draft-day trade with San Antonio. The contract is for three years with a team option for a fourth.

Dragic says he was thrilled when Phoenix traded for him, but he wasn't sure that contractual issues with his European club would be resolved in time for him to join the team this season.

Dragic said he was a little winded after Tuesday's workout, hich included several Suns regulars, but not Nash and Shaquille O'Neal. His conditioning no doubt will improve once the Suns' five-day training camp tips off in Tucson next Tuesday.

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