Marc Jackson: I’m Impressed By ‘Super Dario’
Even though Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons get most of the attention from the fans and media, the unsung hero of the Sixers first NBA Playoffs series in six years is Dario Saric. In the three games, Saric is averaging 21.3 Points, Seven Rebounds, and 1.3 Steals per game along with shooting 47.8 Percent from Three Point Range. After finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting last season, Dario has improved his all-around game in his second season improving his scoring (12.8 to 14.6 Points Per Game) and Three Point Shooting (31.1% to 39.3%).
NBC Sports Philadelphia Pre/Post Game Sixers Analyst Marc Jackson joined The Sports Bash on Friday discussing his impressions of Dario Saric play in the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs:
“He’s had over 20 points in his first three playoff games – Everything he’s getting is in the flow of the offense so if you are an opposing coach, if a player is getting this scoring done in the parameters of the team’s offensive sets and there’s no particular plays being called for him to (isolate) one-on-one, that’s a tough match-up….I’m impressed by ‘Super Dario’, been since day one since I seen him in Zaragrab in Croatia (about) six-seven-eight years ago, so I been a big fan of his. (Saric) just adds more to it for (Heat Coach) Spoelstra, he’s an even bigger headache because you can’t game plan for somebody who (Sixers) are not particularly calling plays for to get going (on offense).”
Checkout what Jackson had to say about Joel Embiid's return to game action with the mask, Brett Brown's game plan in Game 3, and more 76ers analysis ahead of Game Four versus the Miami Heat