Would you really say that Dragic was just a pretty good player while Bledsoe was gone? Goran carried the team.
Having both of them catapulted the Suns, early and now, but, in between, Goran and Markieff carried the team, night in and night out.
Dragic's offense, PJ's defense, Bledsoe's defense (and dynamic offense) and Markieff (and to a lesser degree, Green and Marcus) coming off the bench have been better than pretty good. It is why we are right there for a playoff spot.
Goran had that short stretch where he was terrific leading up to the All Star game but prior to that and following that he played at a level that was pretty good. He was great in a handful of games but I don't think that makes him great. He's pretty good and when paired with a guard such as Bledsoe he becomes very, very good.
I think if you go back and look at the games you'll see that Green carried us on many nights himself. If there was no history about any of these players I think anyone that watched the Suns play through the month of January would have concluded Gerald was our best player. We are right there for a playoff spot for many reasons but it's mostly because we've had perhaps the best record in the league when Goran and Eric are both healthy.
We really didn't play all that well when it was just Goran and that was against a very weak schedule. Over the past 6 games we've played a similarly weak schedule and we won all 6 games. We'd have likely split them if one or the other of our stars had been missing.