Saric contributed 24 points (9-16 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss at Portland.
Saric endured a midseason slump and dealt with injuries earlier this season, but he seems to be getting back to form and has scored in double digits in each of his last six games. He is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 54.4 percent from the field and 52.2 percent from three-point range in his last seven starts.
Saric accrued 11 points (3-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 140-131 win over the Bucks.
Saric scored a season-high 24 points in his last game, adding eight boards, three steals, two triples and a block, taking advantage of the absence of DeAndre Ayton (ankle). Over his previous two outings, the soon-to-be 26-year old has played at a second-round level, averaging 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.5 steals, while shooting 71.4 percent from the field, and 85.7 percent from the line. This game wasn't quite as impressive, and Ayton seems to be close to a return, so Saric could be pushed to the back burner again soon.
Saric posted 24 points (9-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight rebounds, three steals and one block across 38 minutes during Friday's 127-117 win over the Trail Blazers.
Due to the absence of Deandre Ayton (ankle), more usage and minutes fell to Saric, who had one of his best performances of the season Friday, scoring a season-high 24 points on efficient shooting. The duration of Ayton's absence is cloudy, so it's possible we'll continue to see Saric in an expanded role for the immediate future. He's seen 30-plus minutes in 18 games this season, and in those contests, he's averaged 15.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Saric posted five points (1-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 102-92 loss to the Clippers.
Saric couldn't take advantage of his first start since Jan. 26, missing all but one of his field goals while struggling to produce in a 31-minute outing. Saric will return to the bench once Kelly Oubre (knee) is recovered, but even if he continues to start, he should be nothing more than a secondary option on offense behind the likes of Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and even Ricky Rubio.
Coach Monty Williams said Saric will start Wednesday against the Clippers, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric will join the starting five Wednesday in place of the injured Kelly Oubre (knee). Across 43 starts this season, Saric is averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26.4 minutes.
Saric supplied 14 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes during the Suns' 131-111 Monday night win over the Jazz.
Saric's status had been clouded while he dealt with an ankle injury, and although he saw a bit less than his normal workload in this one, the Croatian was impressive. Through the heart of January, Saric was averaging well over 20 minutes per game, and he'll likely sit in that 20-25 minute range if he remains healthy for the final quarter of the season.
Saric (ankle) has been cleared to play Monday against Utah.
Saric will be available off the bench for Monday's matchup, as expected. He's averaging four points and three rebounds in his last four games off the bench.
Saric (ankle) is probable for Monday's matchup against Utah, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric has averaged 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.5 minutes in two outings since returning from an ankle injury last Friday. The forward is in line to once again take the floor Monday in Utah.
Saric (ankle) is available for Saturday's game versus the Bulls, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Saric returned from a seven-game absence Friday and saw 20 minutes against the Raptors, but he was still considered probable for Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old won't face a minutes restriction.
Saric (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric made his return from an ankle injury Friday against the Raptors, posting eight points, five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes. He's dealing with some residual soreness, but he's expected to play Saturday.
Saric (ankle) played 20 minutes and supplied eight points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists Friday in the Suns' 118-101 loss to the Raptors.
Saric was cleared to play in the Suns' first game of the second half after missing the team's final seven contests prior to the All-Star break with a sprained left ankle. Phoenix appears committed to Kelly Oubre and Mikal Bridges as its starting forwards, making it difficult to envision Saric pushing for much more playing time than he received Friday. The 25-year-old only looks like a viable option in 16-team leagues or deeper at this time.
Saric (ankle) is available to play on Friday against the Raptors, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
After not playing a single game in February due to an ankle injury, Saric will return on Friday against the Raptors. The 25-year-old will look to return from his injury with a bang, as Saric is averaging a career-low in points per game this season.
Saric (ankle) is probable for Friday's contest against Toronto, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Saric hasn't played since suffering the left ankle sprain against the Thunder on Jan. 31, a span of seven games. That streak will likely end Friday though, as Saric will likely return to the court barring any major setbacks. The Suns will have a decision to make once Saric is back, as Mikal Bridges has been starting in his place and faring well (averaging 11.2 points over the past nine games).
Saric (ankle) was able to practice Wednesday and could return Friday against Toronto, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Coach Monty Williams is "hopeful" Saric will play Friday, though an official update on his availability has yet to be made. The 25-year-old forward has missed the entirety of February to date due to a left ankle sprain but appears to be making traction in his return. Prior to his absence, Saric had started all but five games and was averaging 9.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.8 minutes per contest.
Saric (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's contest against Golden State, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The forward remain sidelined for a seventh straight matchup Wednesday, as Saric continues to battle a left ankle sprain. With the All-Star break beginning Thursday, there should be a decent opportunity that Saric returns to the floor Feb. 21 against Toronto.
Saric (ankle) is out Saturday against the Nuggets, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
A sprained left ankle will force Saric to miss his fifth consecutive game. His next chance to return to the court arrives Monday against the Lakers.
Saric (ankle) won't play Friday against the Rockets, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Saric will miss a fourth straight matchup as he continues to work back from a sprained left ankle. His next opportunity to play arrives Saturday against the Nuggets.
Saric (ankle) will not play Wednesday against Detroit, Kellan Olson of AZSports reports.
Saric will miss a third straight game as he nurses a sprained left ankle. Expect Cheick Diallo, Kelly Oubre and Mikal Bridges to continue picking up some extra minutes in his stead.
Saric (ankle) will not play Monday against Brooklyn, Duane Rankin of AZCentral.com reports.
Saric did not travel with the team for Sunday's game against Milwaukee, so it's no surprise that he'll remain out Monday with the Suns heading into the second night of a difficult back-to-back set. Reading between the lines, Saric will likely remain out Wednesday in Detroit before the Suns return home for a matchup with the Rockets on Friday.
Saric (ankle) isn't traveling with the Suns on their upcoming three-game road trip, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
It's possible Saric joins the team at some point, but it appears to be a foregone conclusion that he misses Sunday's game against the Bucks. More information on a timetable for his return may emerge in the coming days.
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