We’re still waiting for that elusive 20-burger from Dario Saric this season. That used to be the threshold for highlights, but I felt like it was now or never. He’s been better for the Timberwolves than he was for the 76ers this year, but only by a little bit. I was never as hyped for this dude as I was for other -ic’s, but I didn’t expect total regression. What’s the deal?
76ers fans will tell you it’s because he played too much for the Croatian National Team this summer. That theory has some merit, but I can’t believe that too many games in the offseason would cause his outside shot to become so funky. Maybe it’s a psychological thing. Maybe he inherited some mental pathologies from Markelle Fultz. Are “the Yips” contagious?
Even tonight, most of his scoring came on offensive putbacks and dunks. The one outside shot he made, he frustratedly swung his arm afterward like “god damn it”. He knows he’s not shooting well, so that’s a good start. I think Brook Lopez thinks he makes every shot he takes.