Saric posted 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, an assist and a block across 20 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss at Washington.
Saric hasn't been able to secure a starting role for the Suns, but he's been productive off the bench in limited minutes. The five-year veteran is averaging 10.6 points per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three-point range despite logging just 18.7 minutes per tilt. He has also scored in double figures in five of his first seven appearances of the season.
Saric had 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-1 FT) and five boards in Wednesday's win over Toronto.
It was the second straight 15-point effort for Saric, who's fit right in as one of the Suns' first options off the bench. Saric has hit multiple three-pointers in three of his four appearances this season.
Saric finished with 15 points (6-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four boards, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes of a 112-107 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Saric returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game with a quadriceps injury. The injury has dogged the fourth-year vet for much of the young season, limiting him to just three games thus far. He'll have a few days off before his team retakes the floor against the Raptors on Wednesday.
Saric (quadriceps) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Clippers.
The 26-year-old sat out Friday's game due to injury management for his right quadriceps soreness, and he'll be back on the court Sunday. Saric made his season debut earlier in the week and averaged 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 16.0 minutes off the bench in his first two games.
Saric is out for Friday's game against the Nuggets due to injury management of right quad soreness, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric missed the first three games of the year due to a quad injury and the team will exercise caution on the second night of a back-to-back by holding the forward out. In his place, Jae Crowder, Cameron Johnson and Frank Kaminsky could all see extra run at power forward.
Saric saw 18 minutes and posted five points (1-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist during Thursday's 106-95 win over the Jazz.
After an impressive debut two nights prior, Saric crashed back down to earth with an ice-cold shooting effort. Seeing 18 minutes is a positive for Saric considering the other options at the position -- namely Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson. Still, it seems unlikely Saric will make his way into fantasy relevance this season outside of deep formats.
Saric (quadriceps) played 14 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Suns' 111-86 win over the Pelicans, scoring 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and chipping in four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Saric was back in action for his season debut after missing the Suns' first three games with a quad injury. Coming off a stellar showing at the NBA bubble in Orlando this summer, the 26-year-old received a three-year, $27 million deal from the Suns over the offseason and looks poised to fill a key role on the second unit in 2020-21. He served as the primary backup to starting center Deandre Ayton on Wednesday, resulting in Frank Kaminsky dropping out of the rotation.
Saric (quadriceps) is available for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
The 26-year-old missed the first three games of the season with right quadriceps soreness, but he'll make his season debut Tuesday. Saric averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.7 minutes for the Suns last season, and he should be a key piece off the bench during the 2020-21 campaign.
Saric (quadriceps) is listed as probable ahead of Tuesday's tilt against the Pelicans, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Barring any setbacks, it looks like Saric is on track to make his season debut. The 26-year-old will likely be eased back into the swing of things, but he projects to be in the Suns' rotation when healthy.
Saric (quadriceps) remains out for Sunday's game against the Kings, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric will miss his third consecutive game to begin the season due to a quadriceps injury. The 26-year-old has progressed to light 1-on-1 work, but his return to game action doesn't look imminent at this stage. Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson will continue to see expanded roles in his absence.
Saric recently began participating in 1-on-1 work against coaches and running the court, but he won't be available for Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The 26-year-old sat out preseason play due to the quadriceps injury and still has some work to do before being cleared for game action. Saric indicated he could be ready to play in about a week, so he figures to be sidelined for the first few games of the 2020-21 campaign.
Coach Monty Williams said Sunday that Saric (quadriceps) remains day-to-day, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric didn't play in the preseason due to a quad issue, but Williams suggested the forward was on the floor in some capacity for Sunday's practice. Even so, Saric should be considered questionable at this point for Phoenix's regular-season opener Wednesday versus Dallas. In his first season with Phoenix in 2019-20, the 26-year-old averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 triples per game.
Saric (quad) won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Lakers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric was able to practice with the team Thursday, but he's still apparently not quite ready for game action. Phoenix opens the regular season Dec. 23 against Dallas.
Saric (quadriceps) went through practice Thursday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric has yet to play in the preseason due to right quad soreness, and Friday's game against the Lakers marks his final chance. The Suns' regular-season opener is Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Saric (quadriceps) is out Wednesday against the Lakers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric has yet to make his exhibition debut due to a sore right quad. There's one more preseason game left for the Suns on Friday. After that, the opener is Dec. 23 against the Mavericks.
Saric (quad) will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Jazz.
It will be the second straight absence to begin the exhibition season for Saric, who also missed Saturday's opener. He'll have two more chances -- Wednesday and Friday against the Lakers -- to play before the regular season begins.
Saric will not play in Saturday's exhibition opener versus the Jazz due to right quad soreness, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
The Suns are presumably exercising caution here, as there is no need for Saric to suit up until his health is completely up to par. He is expected to be one of the first players off the bench for Phoenix this season and help provide depth at forward.
Saric agreed Monday to re-sign with the Suns on a three-year, $27 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The 26-year-old looked like he might be headed elsewhere this offseason after he was removed from the starting lineup in January, but he found his niche with the Suns as a go-to option on the second unit. He hit double figures in the scoring column in each of Phoenix's final 14 games of the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 15.4 points in 26.5 minutes per contest while shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 56.1 percent from three-point range. Even if the Suns continue to deploy Saric as a sixth man, he should still see the biggest portion of the minutes at power forward when healthy.
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.
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|01/11||@ WAS||L 107-128||20||13||6||1||0||0||1|
|01/09||@ IND||W 125-117||17||4||2||2||0||0||0|
|01/08||@ DET||L 105-110||28||12||6||0||4||2||0|
|01/06||vs TOR||W 123-115||17||15||5||1||0||0||0|
|01/03||vs LAC||L 107-112||17||15||4||1||2||1||0|
|01/01||@ DEN||W 106-103||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12/31||@ UTA||W 106-95||18||5||5||1||2||0||0|
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