The absence of Deandre Ayton, following his ankle injury, did not change much for Dario Saric. The interior of Phoenix is still stuck on the bench since the start of the season and he has only walked the floors for two games and seven tiny minutes in total.
Inevitably, after a white season following his cruciate ligament injury in the 2021 Finals, it’s frustrating…
” It is not easy “, recognizes the 28-year-old Croatian, for the Arizona Republic. “We don’t want it to last too long. I arrive in the best years of my career so I want to play. It’s hard. I’m not going to lie and say it’s easy going. I come to the gym to work hard, stay in good shape and wait for my chance. »
Against Wolves, Monty Williams used Dario Saric for five minutes, to bring some size and not let Torrey Craig deal with Naz Reid. “It was good to play a little”, says the player. “To feel the floor a little, to see the public. »
He could even have stayed on the pitch longer because his coach said he made a mistake. “I should have brought Dario in earlier against Naz”, analyzes the coach of the 2021 finalists. “They evolved with two big ones and Naz found himself facing a small one. It’s my fault, I should have launched Dario. »
The opportunity has passed. And with the future return of Deandre Ayton, who could play again this Friday against Portland, plus a provided interior sector (Bismack Biyombo, Jock Landale), without forgetting the rise in power of a Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric will undoubtedly have difficulty to play regularly this season.
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