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April 11, 2019, 1:49 amDario Saric - F - 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 Saric - F - 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 Saric - F - 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 Gibson - F - 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 Saric - F - 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 Saric - F - 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 Saric - F - 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 Towns - F/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
February 13, 2019, 11:23 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
In another start for the Wolves on Wednesday, Dario Saric went 6-for-9 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line to finish with 15 points, eight rebounds, two triples, one assist and one steal.
His arrow is pointing up with this newfound trust from the Wolves' coaching staff. Saric should definitely be owned in standard leagues right now thanks to his solid play in recent games.
February 12, 2019, 5:29 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric will continue to start for the time being, per Ryan Saunders.
Saunders doesn't want to yank players in and out of different roles and will give Saric a chance to run with this opportunity. The Homie has only been a top-180 player this season, though he does have middle-round upside in the proper playing time. He posted 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples on Monday night and is looking like a speculative add in 12-team leagues, though we'd imagine that he'll also slow down a bit when Andrew Wiggins (illness) returns. Watch this situation closely.
Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 10:57 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric started on Monday against the Clippers and scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with four 3-pointers, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.
The Homie finally got the start and was able to display his dynamic game alongside Karl-Anthony Towns. He's a much more natural fit in the starting unit due to his ability to spread the floor and make plays for his teammates but it's still unclear as to whether or not this move is going to stick. Taj Gibson logged 21 minutes off the bench and scored 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting to go with three boards, an assist and a steal. Saric makes for a strong speculative pickup, but keep in mind that Andrew Wiggins (illness) sat this one out which meant more shots to go around for the team.
February 11, 2019, 7:21 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric will start on Monday night, sending Taj Gibson to the bench.
Finally. The Wolves are fading in the playoff picture and it'd be wise of them to get a longer look at Saric next to the team's foundational pieces, especially with Gibson headed for free agency. He's struggled mightily all season long but has easy middle-round upside and is worth a flier in 12-team leagues if you've got dead weight on your bench. The playing time split will determine a lot here but things might finally be looking up for Saric.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
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