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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 grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds during a 110-109 loss to the Knicks on Saturday, adding 19 points, five assists and one 3-pointer in a career-high 40 minutes.
That's four consecutive double-doubles and the seventh straight game with at least 18 points. Saric doesn't have a backup and the 76ers continue to run offense through him. Amazingly, he's still be efficient lately despite making just 5-of-29 (17.2 percent) from deep in his last five games to get him to 47.7 percent from the field overall. The Homie Dario looks like a league-winning type of asset going forward. Feb 25 - 10:39 PM

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Dario Saric kept it going during a 120-112 win over the Wizards on Friday, scoring 20 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

The Homie Dario is locked and loaded. General manager Bryan Colangelo said Dario will be the main reason the 76ers won't be tanking, and he wasn't kidding with a ton of offense going through the rookie. Saric doesn't have a backup, he has Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in the bag, and he has to be owned in every single fantasy league right now.
Feb 24 - 11:02 PM

When general manager Bryan Colangelo was asked what he would say to fans who think the 76ers are tanking, he answered "Dario Saric."

The Homie looks like the man. Unless the 76ers sign someone else, Saric is now the only power forward on the roster. The team could look at Richaun Holmes or Robert Covington to help out while we've seen Justin Anderson even play some four in Dallas. Whatever the 76ers do, Saric looks poised for a strong finish.
Feb 24 - 2:34 PM

Dario Saric is expected to start and see a "more pronounced role" as a featured player, according to coach Brett Brown.

It's Homie time in Philly. He gets a hefty usage rate bump when he's not next to Joel Embiid (knee) and he's now the only healthy power forward on the roster. In his last five games, Dario has taken half of his shots in the paint, averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 boards, 2.2 treys and 1.2 steals. He'll likely have some bad games mixed in, but Saric looks poised for a big finish in his rookie season.
Feb 23 - 12:57 PM

Dario Saric got hot in the second half of Wednesday's game, which he finished with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

His arrow is pointing straight up heading into the All-Star break. In addition to his own hot play (averaging 20.6 points, 2.2 threes, 7.4 boards and 1.2 steals in his past five games), it's increasingly likely that Philly will opt to play it safe with Ben Simmons this season. Saric shouldn't be on your waiver wire. If he is, go get him.
Feb 15 - 10:39 PM

Dario Saric was impressive yet again in a 105-99 win over the Hornets on Monday, posting a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Homie shot 8-of-17 from the field and 2-of-7 from beyond the arc, adding three assists and one block in 31 minutes. Coach Brett Brown said over the weekend that the 76ers are "seeing the growth of Saric blossom before our eyes," and added that he's learning NBA basketball "quicker, better than [Brown] expected." Saric was averaging 14.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 3-pointers in his previous seven February games, so it's time to add him if you haven't already.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 13 - 10:03 PM

Dario Saric scored 19 points during a 117-109 win over the Heat on Saturday, adding six rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

The Homie is rolling. The light bulb seems to have gone off and coach Brett Brown is trusting him to run the offense more often. In his last three games, Saric averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 2.7 treys on 56.1 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. He's been all over the place up until this week, but it is really tough to leave that on the wire.
Feb 11 - 11:25 PM

Dario Saric scored a career-high 24 points during a 112-111 win over the Magic on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

The Homie Dario is out of his slump in emphatic fashion, posting 20 points in a loss to San Antonio on Wednesday. Saric did play some five in this game and had the ball in his hands more than usual. Even with Robert Covington back, Saric averaged 25.7 points per game in his last three. More possible good news for Saric is Ben Simmons still doesn't have a timetable to return. Saric hasn't really been able to string together more than four games on the year, but he's back on the radar in standard leagues.
Feb 9 - 10:45 PM

Dario Saric played well in 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday, hitting 8-of-11 shots with four 3-pointers to score 20 points.

Saric added three assists and one rebound, while playing some solid defense, but it was all in vain as the Sixers lost their 12th straight game to the Spurs. This is just the seventh time all season that Saric has shot better than 50 percent from the field, which highlights his greatest flaw as a fantasy player -- he's shooting 37.7 percent from the field, with limited supporting stats (1.7 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.3 blocks) to make up the difference.
Feb 8 - 10:46 PM

Dario Saric bounced back on Monday with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in a losing effort vs. the Pistons.

Saric made 6-of-14 shots with one 3-pointer in 28 minutes. The shooting wasn't great, but it's far better than his combined 9-of-35 mark (25.7 percent) in Philly's past three games. The rookie hasn't shot better than 40.8 percent in any month this season (December) and he's just a luxury stash at this point.
Feb 6 - 11:18 PM

Dario Saric will move back to the bench against the Heat on Saturday.

He started on Thursday and played 29 minutes next to Ersan Ilyasova, so that's going down today. The Homie Dario just hasn't shot the ball well, but he's been on the radar for points leagues. He takes a hit for anyone wanting to use him in DFS.
Feb 4 - 6:16 PM

Dario Saric got the start at small forward against the Spurs on Thursday, making 5-of-17 from the field for 14 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Despite being dead last among power forwards for defensive real plus-minus (ESPN) and just 6.2 percentile on isolation defense (Synergy), The Homie Dario actually lived to tell about defending Kawhi Leonard today. Saric played a whopping 28.6 minutes next to starting power forward Ersan Ilyasova today, and it is mostly about that matchup against Kawhi. Saric still hasn't had his value click for most owners yet and he's better for points leagues. Plus, Ben Simmons (foot) coming back won't help The Homie either.
Feb 2 - 11:30 PM

Dario Saric will start at small forward against the Spurs on Thursday.

Oh boy. With Robert Covington out and coach Brett Brown likely wanting a bigger body against Kawhi Leonard, he'll go with The Homie Dario up against The Klaw. We saw Saric play nine minutes next to Ersan Ilyasova on Wednesday and that is likely going up today in this matchup. Saric is an interesting option to pick up for owners with something to cut. Ilyasova also benefits tonight and should be over 30 minutes.
Feb 2 - 7:19 PM

Dario Saric scored 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

He did pick up some extra run today with nine minutes next to Ersan Ilyasova. Saric has been pretty solid over his last five games, averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.0 percent from the field. Some of these stats are a little inflated because of Joel Embiid (knee) missing games, but Robert Covington (hand) missing time could help him keep it going. He's only a borderline pickup.
Feb 1 - 11:37 PM

Dario Saric was phenomenal in Monday's 122-119 win over the Kings, scoring 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

This was one of the best games of Saric's season. Prior to the year coach Brett Brown couldn't stop raving about his vision and we saw why tonight, as he dished out a career-high six assists with five boards and one 3-pointers in 27 minutes. Ersan Ilyasova (23 minutes) is still a roadblock because they split the PF minutes on most nights, but Saric is making a case for a larger role. He's a must-own player in dynasty leagues and is trending up as a nice stash in re-draft formats.
Jan 30 - 9:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1T.J. McConnell
2Sergio Rodriguez
3Jerryd Bayless
SG1Nik Stauskas
2Gerald Henderson
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dario Saric
2Ben Simmons
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Richaun Holmes
4Tiago Splitter
5Andrew Bogut