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Dario Saric | Forward | #9

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (12) / ORL
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Coach Brett Brown said Dario Saric could play anywhere the 76ers want him to this season.
It's possible he could play some more center this year. "That's Dario Saric. He was born to play basketball," Brown said. The 76ers love The Homie Dario and Brown added he should've won Rookie of the Year. This season, he's going to have a lot of competition for shots, so his scoring numbers will likely take a major hit. He's more of a late-round guy in most leagues. Sep 20 - 2:15 PM

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Dario Saric stuffed the stat sheet in a loss to Spain on Tuesday, tallying 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes.

This was the best game of the tournament for Saric, who entered Tuesday averaging 13.3 points and 4.7 rebounds through three games for Croatia. Saric was a stud for the Sixers over the second half of last season, when he averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the final 25 games of the season. However, it will be difficult for him to match those numbers in 2017-18, as a healthy Ben Simmons could bump Saric out of the starting lineup.
Sep 5 - 1:08 PM

Dario Saric went 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line during Monday's win over Montenegro on his way to 14 points, one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

Through three games at the EuroBasket tournament, Saric has compiled averages of 13.3 points, 1.3 triples, 4.7 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.0 block per contest on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 36.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Saric is certainly a talented player, but it'll be tough for him to replicate his post-break success from the 2016-17 season with Ben Simmons healthy and Amir Johnson now in town to battle him for the reserve power forward minutes.
Sep 4 - 2:49 PM

Dario Saric will play for Croatia at Eurobasket 2017.

The NBA world got familiar with Saric in the Olympics and he should be an even bigger part of Croatia's offensive attack. Saric has been working on his 3-pointers, so that will be something to watch next month.
Jul 29 - 7:10 PM

Dario Saric said he'll work to improve his 3-point shot this offseason.

Saric shot 31.1 percent from beyond the arc during his rookie year, somewhat below the league average, so that's certainly an aspect of his game that could use improvement. It'll be interesting to see what his role looks like next year with a healthy Ben Simmons on the floor, but it could be tough for him to replicate his post-break success given that Simmons, Joel Embiid and likely Markelle Fultz will be the dominant aspects of most offensive possessions.
Jun 20 - 2:50 PM

Dario Saric, Joel Embiid and Malcolm Brogdon are the finalists for Rookie of the Year.

This one is going to be a close one with The Process clearly being the best rookie last season, but only playing in 31 games is definitely going to cost him some votes. Meanwhile, Saric went off as arguably Philly's best player after the break, averaging 17.3 points, 7.3 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.4 treys in his final 25 games. Brogdon was very consistent all year as a secondary weapon on the Bucks, but he'll certainly get some consideration.
May 19 - 8:03 PM

General manager Bryan Colangelo said the 76ers need another power forward.

He said he is either looking for a backup to Dario Saric or someone to start ahead of him if that player is "better than" The Homie. While the 76ers obviously need some depth at the four, it's still a strange quote about Saric. As one of the best Rookie of the Year candidates out there, Saric may trend down next season due to so much talent being added to the rotation.
Apr 14 - 7:53 PM

Dario Saric (heel) will not play Wednesday against the Knicks.

That's a wrap for a player who should get the Rookie of the Year. Since the break, Saric averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 treys. With him out tonight, Alex Poythress should play a bunch at the four while the 76ers go small more than usual. Shawn Long could play some PF, as well.
Apr 12 - 6:34 PM

Dario Saric will be limited to 24 minutes again on Monday vs. the Pacers.

No surprise here, as Saric is also expected to play 24 minutes in the season finale as well. He's averaging 11.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games since the 76ers put restrictions on his minutes, so he's still worth deploying in most formats. DFS owners should probably look elsewhere, though.
Apr 10 - 11:39 AM

Dario Saric admitted that he is fighting through fatigue, but wants to finish the season on a positive note.

"I'm tired a little bit mentally, physically," Saric said. "But I try to push myself to what is possible in this part of the season, in this kind of minute restriction. Of course, I have pain in the foot. But I really want to play." The Sixers have placed Saric, who is dealing with plantar fasciitis, on a 24-minute restriction for the final few games of the season. However, he is still worth a roster spot in most fantasy leagues.
Apr 8 - 9:28 AM

Dario Saric (plantar fasciitis) played 19 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Nets, scoring 10 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple.

Plantar fasciitis only gets better with prolonged rest, but Saric will probably try to fight through it for the final four games of the season. He was limited to 24 minutes tonight, but he never reached it because the game got out of hand by halftime -- the Nets scored 81 points in the first half. His value is trending down due to the restrictions, but he's still worth deploying in most leagues.
Apr 4 - 10:43 PM

Dario Saric is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but he will continue to fight through the pain and play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful issue that typically only heals with prolonged rest, but it sounds like Saric will continue to gut it out for Philly's final five games. He will be dealing with a 24-minute limit for the remainder of the season, so his upside will be capped, but he should still be able to do enough in those semi-limited minutes to warrant a roster spot in most leagues.
Apr 4 - 5:38 PM

Dario Saric will be on a 24-minute restriction for the remaining five games of the regular season.

This is a bummer for Saric owners, but certainly understandable from the Sixers perspective. Saric has been dealing with soreness in his left heel recently and also admitted to feeling fatigued. Saric averaged 30.1 minutes per game in February and 31.7 minutes in March, so his counting stats will obviously decrease in correlation to his dip in playing time. Nonetheless, he's still worth holding onto and starting in these final handful of games.
Apr 4 - 11:36 AM

Dario Saric downplayed his sore left heel after Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

"I'm good," Saric said. "I have this left heel soreness a little bit [from] too many games these last two years. The medical staff, they want to protect me." Saric added that the issue is minor and that he wanted to play more than the 24 minutes he was limited to on Sunday. While it sounds like he's fine, we'll keep him on the injury report because this is Philly we're talking about.
Source: Philly.com
Apr 3 - 9:39 AM

Dario Saric (sore left heel) played 24 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 16 points (5-of-13 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs).

Saric was on a minute limit tonight due to the injury. He recently admitted that he's fatigued after a long offseason followed by an 82-game NBA campaign, so owners should just be happy that Philly hasn't opted to rest him. Heel injuries do tend to linger, so we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game as a simple precaution.
Apr 2 - 8:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1J.J. Redick
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Amir Johnson
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor