This ESPN article is somewhat fair in their comparison but they seem to miss a few important areas.
Jeremy Lin vs. Goran Dragic - Knicks Blog - ESPN New York
Here are some additional items to look at:
Age: Jeremy is 2+ years younger
23 vs 26
Goran's played 4 years already, Jeremy has just gotten his first taste of actual playing time. JLin has way more upside!
JLin 6'4" 205
Goran 6'3" 190
Jeremy seems to be at least an inch taller and 15lbs heavier if not more.
Per 36 minute stats (very useful if player didn't start all games):
All of Jeremy's stats are clearly better than Goran's except for TO's, here are a few for 2011-12:
PPG 19.6 to 15.9
APG 8.3 to 7.2
FTMPG 5.6 to 2.3
PER 19.9 to 18.0
TO's 4.8 to 3.2
SPG 2.1 to 1.7
BPG .3 to .2
Jeremy was just slightly below Goran in shooting percentages across the board:
FG% .446 to .462
3P% .32 to .337
FT% .798 to .805
However, after another summer with Doc, I'm confident Jeremy's shooting numbers will be as good or better than Gorans:
I haven't seen too much of Dragic but he does seem pretty quick defensively. Jeremy does a good job of contesting even when he gets beat or has no help on the pick and rolls. JLin seems much stronger and bigger and thus does a good job defending 2's as well as smaller 3's. Dragic is not the ball hawk that JLin is either. With all of that said, I'd give the clear nod to Jeremy on the real important defensive side of the ball. So, the only obvious advantage to Goran right now would be ball handling.
Lets also remember, Jeremy was thrust into the spot light on the biggest stage in sports, with a group of roll players. Then, when they were healthy, he had to deal with jealous superstars. This is not to mention teams sending double and triple teams to stop him so not to be embarrassed by Linsanity.
When it is all said and done, I don't think we'll even be comparing JLin and Dragic. Jeremy Lin will be a superstar, Goran Dragic will be a solid starting point guard.
However, you have to give Jeremy a lot of credit in actually comparing himself to Dragic before he even played and before Dragic was more than just a backup. I think this was done in self deprecation but has turned out to be prophetic in that the media is now comparing the two. He obviously couldn't compare himself to DWade before he even played a game in the NBA.
Jeremy from the outset stated his goals were to get in the rotation, become a starter, play in the Olympics (I'm pretty sure on this one but can't find that interview), and win Championships. So, for those of you who think Jeremy is totally surprised by where he is today, think again. He may be surprised by how fast and how crazy the journey has been, but I believe he has always known that he could be this good.