August 13, 2020, 7:14 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Šarić and Cameron Payne were the best bench players for the Suns during Thursday's victory over the Mavs, playing 26 and 30 minutes respectively.
Šarić finished the contest with 16 points (6-of-10), six rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and two turnovers. We expected Šarić to play a sizable role in the restart and he finished the seeding games with standard league value. Payne, on the other hand, was not expected to play as large of a role as he had in the eight games. Payne finished with standard league value and Thursday was no exception as he had 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, three treys and one turnover. The journeyman has played for four teams over his first five seasons in the league but may have finally found a home in Phoenix. He has a non-guaranteed contract for next season and it is likely that the Suns retain his services.