Jackson: Saric Is A Key Part To The 76ers’ Future
In Thursday night's win, Dario Saric led the Sixers in scoring off the bench and as the season has progressed he is learning to adjust to the NBA style of play. After playing in the European Leagues for eight years, Saric came to the USA a year early at the cost of making more money. In his first season in Philadelphia he has been overshadowed by the budding superstar Joel Embiid yet still putting up good numbers; Saric is averaging 10.3 Point Per Game, 5.7 Rebounds Per Game, and shooting 34 Percent from Three Point Range in 24.1 Minutes Per Game.
CSN Philly Sixers Pre and Post Game Analyst Marc Jackson joined The Sports Bash on Friday and talked about Saric's progression:
“I’ve been watching Dario for years....I travel to Europe every year to watch Euro League Basketball because I love the style of play and I have been watching this kid for a long time. I like him than, I like him now, I really love the way he's improved his ball handling skills and his ability to get to the rim. One thing about this guy he may be a rookie in the NBA but this man this young man, he is a veteran, he's had some battles, he is battle tested and proven in these European ranks. Some people say 'that's not the NBA' you know what? You are right, it's not the NBA, Euro League games is much more physical then NBA is now a days....Dario's progression in such a short time is really big time, I think he's a key part to the 76ers' future."
Checkout what Jackson had to say about the future of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor along with his perspective of Joel Embiid missing time with knee bruise: