Saric suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Saric appeared to injure his knee after a jumpshot during the first quarter and never returned to Game 1 after limping his way to the locker room. The team has since confirmed that he sustained an ACL tear and will be sidelined indefinitely. It is likely that Frank Kaminsky will see some backup center minutes during the remainder of the Finals, but the Suns may also opt to play small with Cameron Johnson and Torrey Craig. Looking ahead, Saric will likely be shelved for most -- if not all -- of the 2021-22 campaign.
Saric (knee) is out for the remainder of Tuesday's Game 1 against the Bucks, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. After a jump stop, Saric injured his right knee and limped back to the locker room during the first quarter. After being evaluated by team doctors, it's been determined that he won't return. In his absence, Frank Kaminsky should see backup center minutes.
Saric went to the locker room with a right knee injury during the first quarter of Tuesday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Bucks, per the ESPN broadcast. Saric limped to the locker room immediately after injuring the leg. He should tentatively be considered questionable to return.
Saric scored 13 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Sunday's win the Spurs. Saric drew his third consecutive start and saw his minutes increase with the Suns resting some of their key players. His production wasn't all that notable, though he did close the season with at least one steal in three consecutive games. Saric averaged 17.4 minutes per game primarily backing up Deandre Ayton throughout the regular season, and he is likely to draw a similar role in the postseason.
Saric compiled 13 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, two steals and an assist across 18 minutes in Saturday's 140-103 win over the Spurs. Saric played fine in limited action, but he was soundly out-rebounded by Torrey Craig, who managed nine rebounds in only 18 minutes on the floor. Ayton will likely sit for the season finale, so Saric will draw the start, but Craig and Frank Kaminsky will also see significant frontcourt action.
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