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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 (face) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.
He caught an elbow to the chin via Joel Embiid that ended his participation during Monday's practice, but he took some pain medication and was back without limitations during Tuesday's practice. He should be just fine for opening night, and it'll be interesting to see what he can do logging major minutes as Philly's starting PF. There's some nice upside here. Oct 25 - 2:35 PM

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Dario Saric (face) is expected to practice on Tuesday.

He took a shot to the face at Monday's practice, and while he will be re-evaluated, it doesn't sound serious at all. Saric should be the starting PF on opening night and is looking at a heavy workload.
Oct 24 - 7:51 PM

Dario Saric was forced out of Monday's practice after getting hit the face with an elbow.

We should be getting some more info on this shortly, but early reports suggest that this isn't anything that will keep him out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against OKC. However, if this does turn into something that forces Saric to miss any time, Jerami Grant would see the biggest boost in value as he'd more than likely slide into the starting four-spot. Stay tuned.
Oct 24 - 1:44 PM

Dario Saric scored 19 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Friday.

Former GM Sam Hinkie must feel like a proud papa here with his stashed guy playing his best game. Saric was playing through an abdominal injury in this game, but coach Brett Brown really wanted to have his starting power forward get a feel for a full complement of minutes. The rookie will have some ups and downs, but his diversity on the stat sheet makes him a prime pick late in drafts.
Oct 22 - 12:00 AM

Brett Brown was not at all concerned when discussing Dario Saric's recent shooting struggles.

"[It's no surprise] at all," Brown said of Saric's recent shooting struggles. "It's going to happen throughout the year. It's just a long year and it's a new year and it's an unfamiliar year with teammates and coaches and everything." Over the past three preseason games, Saric has shot just 5-of-22 from the field, but he believes once he stops rushing things his shot will come back to him. Like most rookies, turnovers and shooting percentages will likely be an issue for Saric, but he has the ability to bring a little bit of everything to the stat sheet making him an alluring late-round target.
Oct 19 - 9:57 AM

Dario Saric scored eight points with five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

The 76ers as a whole had a rough time on offense tonight, making just 36.8 percent from the field. Saric has gone cold over his last three games at just 22.7 percent from the field in that span with no treys or defensive stats. The 76ers do seem committed to him and Ben Simmons (foot) could miss the entire season, so Saric makes sense in the later rounds to see what he can do in the starting lineup.
Oct 15 - 9:40 PM

Dario Saric struggled against the Wizards on Thursday, making 1-of-8 from the field for six points with two rebounds and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

He's mentioned his legs weren't there earlier this week and maybe he's still getting into an NBA routine. Coach Brett Brown is already a big fan of Saric, saying he's very comfortable on long twos, is an intellectual, and capable of establishing a strong rapport with all of the Philly centers. He's going to be inconsistent, but fantasy owners can pounce on The Homie after the high-upside sleepers come off the board.
Oct 13 - 9:52 PM

T.J. McConnell, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Joel Embiid will start Thursday vs. the Wizards.

Saric was handed a rest day during Philly's last exhibition game, but he'll be back on the court tonight. With Ben Simmons (foot) out indefinitely, Saric should see an increased role and a healthy amount of minutes for the 76ers this season, making him an alluring late-round target.

Dario Saric is expected to play against the Wizards on Thursday.

Saric sat out Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies for rest purposes, so there aren't any injury concerns to worry about here. Saric will see an uptick in minutes while Ben Simmons (foot) is out, and he's worth a look in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Oct 13 - 11:16 AM

Dario Saric (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

Saric will get the night off for rest purposes as the Sixers try to get the rookie ready for his first NBA season. Sario will see extra minutes to start the season with Ben Simmons out (foot) and is worth a look in the second half of fantasy drafts due to his ability to fill up the stat sheet.
Oct 11 - 1:36 PM

Dario Saric might be rested against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

He's been playing at less than 100 percent with a minor back issue and struggled on Saturday with four points on 1-of-7 shooting, so this would make sense. Apart from that dud, Saric has had a strong preseason and is the clear favorite to start at the four despite some impressive play by Jerami Grant. According to coach Brett Brown, Saric is considered doubtful for Tuesday.
Oct 10 - 1:39 PM

Dario Saric played 18 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday, making 1-of-7 from the field for four points with three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

He finally went cold. Saric was on fire in his first two games with production all over the court, making 9-of-13 from the field in those two. He's played 18 minutes in each of his three games, so that's something to watch the next time out. For now, it looks like coach Brett Brown has him looking at minutes in the mid 20s during the regular season. He's a sleeper pick in the second half of drafts to see how high this 76er can fly.
Oct 8 - 10:02 PM

Dario Saric made 5-of-7 from the field for 14 points in 18 minutes during a 125-119 double-overtime loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

There was some concern about Saric's range, but he was outstanding in that regard tonight. The Croatian also added two treys in his preseason opener on Tuesday, so he looks to have the green light. All signs point to Saric getting the start and he should be looking at minutes in the mid 20s out of the gate. Nobody will be sleeping on him anymore, so his prospective owners will have to pounce on him earlier than they may want to. If you want him, taking him around 100 seems like a fair spot.
Oct 6 - 11:36 PM

Dario Saric said he was happy with how his NBA debut went on Tuesday.

Saric scored 10 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists, one block, and two threes on Tuesday and was pleased with his NBA debut. I was excited," Saric said. "My first time in an NBA game and for me [to play] against the Boston Celtics, one of the most legendary teams in the NBA ." Saric will see extra playing time with Ben Simmons out and is worth a late-round pick due to his potential to fill up the stat sheet.
Oct 6 - 9:54 AM

Dario Saric scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in his 76ers debut vs. Boston on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

Saric has been hampered by a lower back issue in camp, so don't be surprised if the 76ers rest him occasionally over the next few weeks. He forced some things tonight and had four turnovers, but he looks confident with the ball in his hands and is going to run some offense for Philly with Ben Simmons (foot) out indefinitely. Coach Brett Brown called him the "ideal complement" next to Joel Embiid, so he's a lock to start at power forward on opening night. He's worth a pick in the later rounds and definitely made a strong first impression tonight.
Oct 4 - 9:52 PM

Depth Charts

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