The Wolves got bogged down in drama, taking a step back while incorporating some new faces
October 14, 2019, 9:14 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric (right quad contusion) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.
This is the Suns' final preseason game, and it looks like Saric will focus on getting healthy for next Wednesday's season opener. Saric has been inconsistent so far in his NBA career, but he's once again with a team that wants him. It's possible that the new situation takes him back into the top-100.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 7:46 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric is questionable with a right quad contusion for Monday's preseason finale against the Nuggets.
Saric should be fine for when the regular season gets underway and makes for an interesting late-round pick in standard league drafts. Saric has proven he can deliver mid-round value when given major minutes on the Sixers, but he will have a hard time creating that large of a role on the Suns.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 3:47 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
The Suns have officially completed their offseason batch of trades, which means that Dario Saric, Aron Baynes, Cam Johnson and Ty Jerome are now Suns.
Johnson and Jerome have been ruled out of Summer League already since they haven't been able to practice with the team yet. Baynes came over in a deal with the Celtics and will play backup minutes behind Deandre Ayton. Saric is the most interesting of the bunch and was traded on draft night. He'll have the chance to start at power forward but seems likely to split his minutes with guys like Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr., depending on how the rotation shakes out. Saric was only a 14-team value last season but could get back into standard-league territory, so don't forget about him in the later rounds of your drafts.
Source: Phoenix Suns
June 20, 2019, 6:20 pmDario SaricF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric and the 11th pick in the draft will be traded to the Suns in exchange for the No. 6 pick in Thursday's draft.
The Suns quickly find a replacement for the just-traded T.J. Warren, and perhaps the moving and shaking inside the top-10 has signaled that Phoenix could still find a point guard at their new draft slot. Alternatively, this could signal that the Suns will make a big play for a PG in free agency and go another direction in the draft. The Wolves could go a number of directions at the sixth slot, and were able to move up in the draft without surrendering Robert Covington. As for Saric, he joins a crowded mix in Phoenix and we'll wait until free agency dust settles before making any declarations about his outlook.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:49 amDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric went 4-of-13 from the field for 11 points on Wednesday night, adding seven rebounds and three assists to close out his disappointing third season.
Saric ended the year as a top-175 per-game player and ended up in the top-130 in total value, though that was entirely because he played 81 games. The move out of Philly was a good development considering his questionable fit alongside two other players who need to handle the ball a ton, but Minnesota wasn't the lifesaver we were hoping it would be. His playing time actually decreased with the Wolves, and the only numbers to improve were his efficiency and steals. Hopefully a summer to get out of his own head will help Saric out, and the Wolves might rework things a bit to make him more of a featured player. There's bounce-back potential with The Homie.
April 9, 2019, 11:19 pmDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric shot 5-for-12 from the floor for 15 points with nine boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday.
Saric hasn't been able to put up the numbers he was capable of in Philadelphia. He has the talent to put up middle-round value, but he hasn't put it together yet on Minnesota.
April 7, 2019, 7:44 pmDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric was able to deliver 23 points (9-of-15 shooting) with five 3-pointers and a block in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
Saric hasn't done much with his opportunity lately, falling outside the top-150 over the last couple of weeks. That said, we've seen him deliver middle-round value over full seasons before and he remains one of the higher-upside players that's likely on your waiver wire. This season's track record doesn't inspire a ton of confidence but the situation is right with Taj Gibson ailing, so perhaps Saric can finish strong in his two games next week.
March 29, 2019, 6:44 pmTaj GibsonF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Taj Gibson (left calf strain) will not play on Friday vs. the Warriors.
This will be the fourth straight game missed for Gibson. Dario Saric, Keita Bates-Diop and Anthony Tolliver will all see an increased workload.
March 21, 2019, 9:31 pmDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, an assist and two 3-pointers on Thursday.
Saric finally put up a decent line after getting ample opportunity and the Wolves have shut down three of their rotational players which means he has a good chance at late-round value to end the year. The Wolves play again on Saturday so if you need some points and rebounds he's worth holding onto.
February 27, 2019, 10:52 pmDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric started again on Wednesday but didn't have it going against the Hawks, shooting 1-for-11 and notching only six points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Saric did play 29 minutes and we'd imagine that he holds at least late-round value if he can stick around 30 mpg going forward. Unfortunately he's a combined 3-for-22 over the last three games, meaning his lines have been rather disappointing despite his first real opportunity to produce all season. He's running out of time but is still worth holding if you can.
February 24, 2019, 12:44 amDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric struggled on Saturday night, going 2-of-11 from the field and finishing with seven points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
It's an improvement upon his 23 minutes on Friday, but it would've been nice had his hot shooting streak lined up with the extra opportunity. He remains a solid player to grab in standard leagues given the starting job and increased role he'll see the rest of the way.
February 22, 2019, 6:08 pmKarl-Anthony TownsF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns is in the league’s concussion protocol and will not play on Friday vs. the Knicks.
KAT was involved in a car accident on Thursday and the Wolves are putting him through the concussion protocol to make sure there are no lingering effects. It’s also notable that this is the first game he’ll miss in his whole career. Look for Dario Saric and Taj Gibson to have good games since Gorgui Dieng (personal) is also out. Both are DFS options.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
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