Dario Saric has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. At 6-foot-10, 225 pounds, Saric can play the stretch 4 and 5 positions, averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 35.7% from 3-point range last season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dario Saric has agreed to a three-year, $27M deal to stay with Phoenix, agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN.
John Gambadoro: I still expect the Suns keep Dario Saric, on a multi-year deal, as he is a versatile player who can play PF and some C and let go of Aron Baynes, Frank Kaminsky and Cheick Diallo.
In particular, putting Saric on the ball more often could unlock some of the second-year version. He’s been marooned as a floor spacer in lineups in Minnesota and Phoenix, but that’s not really what he does. Let Dario dribble! Operating as a second-side ballhandler or in a prominent role with the second unit, he can flourish. Maybe that team is Phoenix. The Suns can give him a $10.4M qualifying offer to have matching rights, and I don’t see any team going above that number. (Nor would I recommend it). But if he’s a casualty of their cap machinations, he’s a good target at midlevel-ish money.
January 25, 2021 | 8:18 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: X-Rays on left knee of Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis reveal no structural damage, source tells ESPN. An MRI is planned for Tuesday morning. Sabonis left game after banging knee vs. Raptors tonight.
Scott Agness: Pacers President Kevin Pritchard and GM Chad Buchanan are back out of the locker room and Nate Bjorkgren was just updated on Sabonis’ (left knee contusion) status. He will NOT return tonight.
John Karalis: Brad Stevens says he’s not sure what the next step is for Wednesday’s game in San Antonio, but would prefer to “not fly there until we know.” The Spurs-Pelicans game was postponed tonight due to contact tracing on both teams, so there is some doubt about Wednesday’s game
Jay Allen: Coach Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start for Robert Covington tonight vs. OKC. Gary Trent Jr. will also move into the starting lineup tonight with Rodney Hood coming off the bench. Hood is still playing limited minutes.
January 25, 2021 | 7:26 pm EST Update
Chris Kirschner: A Hawks team source confirmed there’s been dialogue of the NBA hosting the All-Star game at State Farm Arena. There has been talk of having an HBCU tie-in, but we’re still in the early stages.