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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
February 7, 2019, 9:18 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds and an assist on Thursday.
Saric put together his second strong scoring game in a row, but he still only received 21 minutes which is a sign to stay away. As long as Taj Gibson (21 minutes, 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and a steal) is around there won't be enough playing time for Saric to give owners consistent value.
February 5, 2019, 10:37 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric scored a season-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Grizzlies.
Saric got some extra run in the second half when Taj Gibson (two points, one rebound, 13 minutes) got his fourth foul early in the third quarter, and the elephant in the room is whether or not he'll be dangled on the trade block in the next two days. Owners should be looking at both Saric and Gibson in the event one of them gets traded, but absent that they're not going to have standard league value.
February 5, 2019, 9:54 amDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Sean Deveney of the Sporting News is reporting that Dario Saric could find himself on the trade block by Thursday.
Saric has not displaced Taj Gibson in the starting five, and he has seen his production and playing time steadily decrease under new coach Ryan Saunders. While he averaged 10.3 points and 23.3 minutes under former coach Tom Thibodeau, in his last 11 games, he is posting just 5.6 points in 20.6 minutes. The asking price is a first-rounder and a player but the Wolves would prefer to wait until the offseason to make a trade involving what was supposed to be the most valuable piece they got in return for Jimmy Butler. Saric belongs to the waiver wire in standard formats and is only a hold in keeper leagues.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
January 26, 2019, 2:16 amDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
While Friday's game featured Taj Gibson getting ejected and Gorgui Dieng leaving with a hip contusion, Dario Saric registered only one rebound in 17 minutes of action.
Well if Saric can't get it going despite those circumstances, it's probably just not going to happen this year. He was questionable to play tonight after getting some stitches in his mouth but tonight's results transcend that excuse. The Homie is only worth holding onto in deep leagues for now. Anthony Tolliver put up six points and a couple threes in 16 minutes.
January 25, 2019, 11:04 pmGorgui Dieng - C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng left Friday’s game with a left hip contusion and will not return.
Dieng finished Friday’s game with eight points, four rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes off the bench. If Dieng has to miss any time which seems likely, we could see more Keita Bates-Diop but it’s more likely Taj Gibson gets more run backing up Karl-Anthony Towns while Dario Saric fills in at power forward.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 25, 2019, 7:53 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric (mouth) will play on Friday vs. the Jazz.
Saric got some stitches but we’re more surprised he didn’t enter the NBA concussion protocol after taking a hard elbow to the face from JaVale McGee on Thursday. Still, Saric is a deep-league only play as he just isn’t getting enough run behind Taj Gibson to make a standard-league impact.
Source: Alan Horton on Twitter
January 22, 2019, 11:57 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting with four rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's blowout win over the Suns.
Saric just hasn't gotten it done in any capacity this season and fit is the biggest issue, but unless the Wolves start running offense through him in bulk he's staying on the waiver wire in standard formats.
January 15, 2019, 9:55 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric shot 5-for-9 from the field for 11 points with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against his former Sixers in a 149-107 loss on Tuesday.
Saric saw his value drop sharply this season, especially after the trade to the Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler. He played well in limited minutes tonight, but he is still stuck in a position battle with Taj Gibson. He is not a must-hold player in standard leagues at this point.
January 12, 2019, 11:10 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric played only 16 minutes on Saturday night but still managed 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Saric was a popular add after Tom Thibodeau was fired and has been pretty up-and-down in his first three games with two solid performances and a scoreless game. We're concerned that the playing time has been cut in each game of the Ryan Saunders era. It's only a three-game sample but it just might not happen for Saric this year. He's a nice stash in 12-teamers if you have the space but might be a tough sell otherwise.
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