Saric totaled 13 points (6-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 31 minutes in the Timberwolves' 116-108 loss to the Warriors on Monday. Saric led the Timberwolves second unit in rebounding, and he checked in second in scoring to Derrick Rose. The third-year forward has hit double digits in the scoring column in two of five December games, but he appears set to remain in a bench role behind starter Taj Gibson for the time being. That slotting, which is affording Saric minutes in the high teens or low 20s on most nights, is naturally causing fluctuations in his production, but he remains a fairly steady source of points and rebounds relative to playing time.
Saric ended with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, and one block in 20 minutes during Saturday's 118-109 loss to Boston. Saric played just 20 minutes Saturday, scoring seven points with very little else. Since making the move to Minnesota, Saric is outside the top 180 players on a per game basis. He has had some nice performances but at this stage, his playing time simply isn't enough to warrant ownership in standard formats.
Saric had 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3PT, 0-1 FT) and six rebounds in Wednesday's win over San Antonio. Saric played only 17 minutes off the bench in the blowout win, but he still turned in a respectable line and finished as a plus-15. Entering Wednesday, Saric held averages of 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 made threes since coming to MInnesota.
Saric scored 19 points with 14 rebounds in 25 minutes in Saturday's win over the Bulls. He was 8-of-15 from the floor, but just 1-of-5 from three-point range. It was Saric's best game since he was traded to Minnesota. He's been coming off the bench but hasn't been taking many shots, as it was just his second game with Minnesota where he took 10 or more shots. He averaged 10.2 shots per game with Philadelphia this season. Saric is averaging 24.2 minutes, 11 points and six rebounds per game since the trade.
Saric had nine points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 112-96 victory over the Trail Blazers. In his second outing for the Timberwolves, Saric came off the bench to score nine points. The production basically mirrored that from his first game, however, the minutes increased. It appears as though it is going to be a straight timeshare between Saric and Taj Gibson, based on who has the hot hand and the matchup. This is going to limit the upside of both players and Saric in particular, becomes a borderline standard league option.
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