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Dario Saric | Forward | #9

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (12) / ORL
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Dario Saric scored 13 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.
His confidence is clearly back. Coach Brett Brown said he's going to continue to play Saric at the three, and did so tonight with nine minutes next to Ersan Ilyasova. Saric's averages over his last four look very good with 17.0 points, 8.0 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.8 treys in 25.6 minutes per outing. He's a hold now that he may be past the rookie wall. Dec 8 - 11:29 PM

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Dario Saric had another solid game on Tuesday vs. Memphis, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three triples in 24 minutes.

He would've played a bit more, but Ersan Ilyasova was unconscious with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Saric shot 6-of-12 from the field and has now played three good games in a row since his two-point dud against the Magic on Dec. 2. In those three games, he's averaging 18.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 3.0 treys. He looks like a really solid pickup with Robert Covington out with a knee injury, but there will be some bumps in the road for the rookie.
Dec 6 - 11:08 PM

Dario Saric came off the bench and played 25 minutes, hitting 6-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, eight boards and a steal on Monday.

After going through a slump, Dario is rolling right now, scoring 21 on Saturday and playing very well tonight. He's seeing minutes at small forward and now looks like a great time to pick him up if he was dumped in your league.
Dec 5 - 10:00 PM

Brett Brown confirmed that Dario Saric will again spend some time at the small forward position during Monday's game against the Nuggets.

Saric had his best game of the year on Saturday with 21 points and 12 boards, and a lot of that success came with him operating at the three-spot. It'll be interesting to see if he can keep his momentum going into tonight's game, but consistency is often an issue that rookies struggle with. That being said, Robert Covington (knee) is going to miss at least the next three games, which will result in some increased opportunity for Saric, so he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues.
Dec 5 - 5:47 PM

Dario Saric matched his career highs with 21 points and 12 boards against the Celtics on Saturday, adding two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He did get plenty of minutes at small forward tonight despite coach Brett Brown saying it wasn't the best matchup to do so against the Celtics. Saric was as cold as ever coming into this game, but maybe the new role is just what he needs -- there is still no prognosis on Robert Covington (knee). We'd obviously like to see him do it again after a two-week slump, but he's worth a look if your league is quick with the pickups and you have something to cut.
Dec 3 - 10:58 PM

Dario Saric could play some small forward for the 76ers while Robert Covington (knee) is out.

Hey, a positive for The Homie. Saric has really hit the rookie wall, so maybe a shift to a slightly different role can help him. He's not worth owning in standard leagues right now, but we'll let you know if anything changes after the game.
Dec 3 - 6:01 PM

Dario Saric played 16 minutes against the Magic on Friday with two points, and two turnovers.

He's really struggling and may have hit the rookie wall. In his last five, Saric averaged just 5.4 points, 4.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 25.6 percent from the field. The 76ers have played him at small forward at times, so maybe he gets a bump if Robert Covington (knee) needs to miss games. Saric is more of a drop than an add right now.
Dec 2 - 9:32 PM

Dario Saric scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with four boards, three assists, two 3-pointers, one block and an unfortunate four turnovers in 20 minutes off the bench.

The arrival of Ersan Ilyasova has basically crushed Saric's upside, and through the first 17 games of the year the rookie ranks well outside the top-200 with averages of 9.2 points, 6.1 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.2 triples and 2.1 turnovers per game. There's a chance he could turn things around after the All-Star break, but that's a long ways away, and given his minimal upside he's just not worth owning in standard leagues at the moment.
Nov 27 - 4:16 PM

Dario Saric scored four points with seven rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

He's in another bad shooting slump over his last three. In that span, he's made just 18.8 percent from the field with averages of 3.3 points, 5.3 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.7 treys. His minutes appear to be capped at 24 because Ersan Ilyasova is playing well in the first unit and coach Brett Brown barely plays them together, so his upside isn't what it used to be. He's probably not worth owning in shallower formats or for owners needing a change. There will be upside later in the year, though.
Nov 25 - 11:00 PM

Dario Saric scored 10 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

The second-unit move is working out just fine for The Homie. Coach Brett Brown isn't completely done with with the two-PF lineup because Saric and Ersan Ilyasova played together for one minute today. Whatever the case, Saric seems really comfortable in his role right now and his arrow is pointing up. He should get better as the year goes along.
Nov 19 - 11:13 PM

Dario Saric scored 16 points off the bench with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

A lot of the scoring came when the game was decided, but the 76ers will get a lot of points in that scenario. Saric scored 13 points in 26 minutes in his first game off the bench, so it seems pretty clear the move won't hurt him. While it would be nice for him to get some minutes next to Ersan Ilyasova, he should be able to hold value with minutes in the mid 20s. He's a solid hold and could start trending up again.
Nov 17 - 11:51 PM

Dario Saric had 13 points and 12 rebounds in a reserve role on Wednesday, playing 26 minutes despite losing the starting PF job to Ersan Ilyasova.

Ilyasova seemed like an unlikely threat to the 76ers' former lottery pick, but here we are. Saric was shooting just 38.4 percent as a starter and coach Brett Brown may have wanted Ilyasova's court-stretching range in the starting unit tonight. Saric again struggled with inefficiency (5-of-13 shooting, four turnovers), but if you've held him this long it's worth seeing how he fares over the next few games.
Nov 16 - 10:39 PM

Dario Saric will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Wizards.

The move to the bench shouldn't cost Saric many minutes and it may help him get more usage with the second unit. Saric is really struggling on his two-point shots an he has an assist:turnover ratio below one. If you own Saric, this move shouldn't send you into a panic. He could still perform in his new role.
Nov 16 - 5:35 PM

Dario Saric scored 12 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Hawks during a 117-96 loss on Saturday.

It was unusual for him to have a good game with The Process out tonight. Before tonight, Saric posted a 16.4 usage rate and a 56.3 true shooting percentage next to Joel Embiid. When Saric was next to Okafor, he only has a 17.2 TS% and a 17.2 usage rate. He's a hold in standard leagues and is starting to show some shred of consistency.
Nov 12 - 10:10 PM

Dario Saric scored eight points with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He didn't play down the stretch in regulation, but Saric was out there for overtime. He had a very successful game against the Pacers on Wednesday and he was more careful with his shot selection tonight. Saric and Joel Embiid seem to enjoy playing off each other with Embiid dishing Saric for a jam tonight. Saric should be owned in standard leagues and is back to trending up again.
Nov 11 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Sergio Rodriguez
3T.J. McConnell
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Nerlens Noel
3Jahlil Okafor
4Richaun Holmes