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.
Saric will start Thursday's game against Portland, Gerald Bourquet of FanSided.com reports.
With Deandre Ayton (knee) on the sidelines, Saric will slide in for his second start of the season. In his previous start, Saric managed two points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 18 minutes.
Saric tallied eight points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 14 minutes during Sunday's 123-120 victory over the Thunder.
Saric continues to play limited minutes off the bench, typically rendering him a non-factor in competitive formats. He certainly has the ability to put up decent numbers when afforded the opportunity but at this point, it doesn't seem likely that will eventuate.
Saric (ankle) is available for Friday's game against the Jazz, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric had missed the last three games due to left ankle injury management, but he'll be available off the bench Friday. Frank Kaminsky could see a decreased workload with Saric back in action.
Saric (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's game against Utah.
Saric appears likely to return from a three-game absence due to the management of a left ankle injury. His potential return could cut into the workload of Frank Kaminsky.
Saric has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Clippers due to left ankle injury management, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric will miss a third consecutive game Wednesday for rest purposes, and with Jae Crowder (ankle) also out, the Suns will be thin at power forward. As a result, Frank Kaminsky and Jalen Smith could see increased run in the frontcourt against the Clippers.
Saric is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers due to left ankle injury management.
Saric has rested the past two games, and he may sit out another contest. Jae Crowder (ankle) is also questionable, so the Suns could once again be thin at power forward.
Saric will be rested for Monday's game against the Knicks.
Saric will rest for the second straight game as the Suns finish out a Sunday/Monday back-to-back set. With Jae Crowder (ankle) also out, expect Cameron Johnson to remain in the starting five at one forward spot.
Saric is out for Sunday's game against the Nets due to left ankle injury management.
Saric is battling an ankle injury and will sit out the front end of a back-to-back. With Jae Crowder (ankle) also out, Cameron Johnson should start again at power forward.
Saric (ankle) will play Thursday against Boston.
Saric will continue to play despite dealing with an ankle injury. With Jae Crowder (ankle) ruled out, Saric could see an increase to his workload in Thursday's game.
Saric (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Celtics.
Saric was dealing with an ankle injury while he played Wednesday, and it's still giving him some issues ahead of Thursday. Jae Crowder (ankle) has already been ruled out. If both players are sidelined, Cameron Johnson, Frank Kaminsky and Torrey Craig could see more minutes.
Saric (ankle) will come off the bench Wednesday against the 76ers, Gerald Bourquet of FanSided.com reports.
After a one-game stint as a starter, Saric will head back to the bench while Jae Crowder gets the nod at power forward. This month, Saric has averaged 6.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.9 minutes.
Saric (ankle) is available for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric came into Wednesday dealing with left ankle soreness, but it won't keep him out against the 76ers. He's averaging 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 17.7 minutes per game this season.
Saric (ankle) is listed as probable Wednesday against the Sixers.
One night after making his first start of the season, Saric is listed on the injury report with soreness in his left ankle. The issue doesn't look to be anything serious, but it may have affected him Monday night, as he shot just 1-of-7 from the field and 0-of-4 from three in 18 minutes.
Saric will start Monday's game against the Bucks.
Saric was a surprise addition to the starting lineup Monday as he replaced Jae Crowder at the power forward position. Coach Monty Williams is mixing things up after Saric had averaged just 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 triple across 15.2 minutes per game over his last five outings.
Saric supplied 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 121-116 win over the Bulls.
After scoring 20 points on just eight field-goal attempts the day prior, Saric had another efficient effort Wednesday. He's scored in double-digits two games in a row after scoring in single-digits for eight straight contests. Saric seems to have settled into a role that fits him with the 33-14 Suns. In 18.6 minutes per game, he's averaged 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
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