By Peter Gleason
The Sixers have media day today before tomorrow’s opening of training camp for the most anticipated season in a long time.
And, while a lot of the attention is focused on Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, let’s not forget about Dario Saric, whose rookie season last year was exceptional.
In fantasy, he finished his rookie season as the 136rd-ranked player on a per-game basis in nine-category leagues.
He averaged 17.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 triples, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks in his 25 outings following the All-Star break, all of which he started, but he was the 105th-ranked player on a per-game basis during that span largely due to the 3.0 giveaways he averaged.
With Simmons now in the fold to take away minutes at power forward, Saric figures to come off the bench this year and play roughly 25-30 minutes per game.
Unless he drastically increases his 3-point output or cuts down on his turnovers, he’s best suited as a 13th- or 14th-round pick.