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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
15-7 7-3 L1
12-9 7-3 W2
13-11 7-3 W2
13-11 5-5 L2
9-12 7-3 W2

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 10.8 2.7 29.0 3.3 1.0

Top Dario Saric News

  • Suns' Dario Saric: Draws start

    Saric will start at power forward in Friday's game against the Rockets, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.

    Saric will replace Torrey Craig (groin) in the starting lineup. His playing time has been limited this season, as he has been a DNP (coach's decision) the previous six games. However, he figures to see a regular rotational role as a starter Friday and will look to take advantage of the opportunity.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Double-digit minutes

    Saric produced four points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes during Friday's 134-133 loss to Utah.

    Saric got decent rebounding numbers in his limited time on the court Friday night. Unfortunately, he just hasn't been able to carve out a large enough rotation spot this season, even with Cameron Johnson (meniscus) missing time. With Torrey Craig playing as well as he is, look for these minimal minutes to continue for the Croatian forward.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Returns to practice

    Saric (personal) participated in Friday's practice session, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Saric missed Wednesday's preseason finale due to the birth of his new child, but it appears he's back with the team and should be available to begin the regular season. The forward suffered a torn ACL last July that caused him to miss the 2021-22 season, but he should be a factor in Phoenix's frontcourt rotation going forward behind starters Cameron Johnson (thumb) and Deandre Ayton (rest).

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Won't play Wednesday

    Saric won't play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Kings due to personal reasons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Saric will sit out the last preseason game for the Suns to tend to a personal issue. Barring any major setback, the forward will likely be able to return in time for the regular-season opener Wednesday against the Mavericks.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Appears healthy playing overseas

    Saric played 19 minutes for the Croatian National Team during EuroBasket pre-qualifiers on Sunday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.

    Saric underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right meniscus in May after missing the entire 2021-22 campaign due to a torn ACL suffered in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals. It's an extremely encouraging sign to see the 28-year-old back on the court in live action, and he should be full go for the Suns during training camp, where he'll look to reclaim his role as the top backup big man behind Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder. Per Olson, the veteran forward tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal across 19 minutes during the contest.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Progresses to contact work

    Saric (knee) has progressed in his recovery and is doing contact work against coaches, Gerald Bourguet of gophnx.com reports.

    Saric underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right meniscus two months ago after missing all of last season due to a torn ACL suffered in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals. His hope is to be ready for training camp, and there's a chance he sees an elevated role next season based on what happens with Deandre Ayton's free agency. In 2020-21, Saric saw 17.4 minutes per game and averaged 8.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Gets meniscus surgery

    Saric (knee) underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his meniscus Thursday and will remain out indefinitely, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Saric hasn't played this season while continuing to recover from a torn ACL in his right knee, which he sustained in Game 1 of the NBA Finals last summer. During his rehab program, meniscus damage was apparently detected, so he received another more minor procedure that officially closes the door on him playing at any point in the postseason. He'll now turn his focus toward returning to full health prior to training camp next fall, though it's unclear at this stage if he'll receive full clearance by then.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Suffers torn ACL in right knee

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Sibenik, Croatia
Age: 28
Experience: 5