Saric scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding six rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 126-102 win over the Mavericks. Despite the fact that Saric started only one of eight games in the Orlando bubble, the 26-year-old was very productive, scoring in double digits in every game while averaging 14.8 points, 7.6 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.4 threes. Now a restricted free agent, he'll likely help anchor the second unit again to begin 2020-21, assuming he returns to Phoenix.
Saric posted 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Suns' 117-115 win over the Clippers. Saric started the Suns' final seven games before the NBA went on hiatus in mid-March, but he's been coming off the bench in Orlando, while rookie Cameron Johnson has been installed as the new starting power forward. The move to the second unit has worked out favorably thus far for Saric, who has hit the teens in scoring through the first three games in the bubble while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor. Don't expect coach Monty Williams to change Saric's role anytime soon, as the Suns have rolled to a 3-0 record while beating a pair of quality opponents in the Mavericks and Clippers.
Saric amassed 16 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 125-112 victory over the Wizards. Saric battled through his recent ankle concern, scoring an efficient 16 points despite coming off the bench. After a strong showing in the scrimmage games, Saric could be a sneaky source of fantasy value no matter his exact role. He doesn't offer tremendous upside in any one category but can chip in across the board, making him a viable option in most roto formats.
Saric (ankle) will come off the bench for Friday's restart opener against the Wizards, Evan Sidery of Locked On Suns reports. Saric has been dealing with an ankle injury but, ultimately, he's set to play. In eight appearances off the bench this season, Saric is averaging 4.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.9 minutes. Cam Johnson will draw the start in his place.
Saric (ankle) did "more" during Thursday's practice, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports. Saric exited Sunday's scrimmage against the Celtics with an ankle injury and then sat out the Suns' final scrimmage against the Raptors. It remains unclear whether he'll play in Friday's opener against the Wizards.
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