The Warriors could lose Dario Saric in NBA free agency

Dario Saric recently had a successful season in which he participated in 64 games for the Golden State Warriors.

Despite playing only 17 minutes during the regular season, the seasoned forward finished with averages of 8.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He also shot 37.6% from three-point range and 46.6% from the field.

Saric will be eligible to join with any NBA team this summer as a free agency.

Saric agreed to a minimum contract with Golden State last summer.

Given his successful season, the Warriors may find it very difficult to re-sign Saric.

Via Chris Dodson of ClutchPoints on January 23:

“Golden State will only have non-Bird Rights on Saric if he’s retained into the offseason, limited to offering him a salary up to 120% of his earnings this season because the team is over the salary cap.”

The Warriors could sign Saric again if there is no market for him, but they risk losing him to any NBA team that offers to pay him a little bit more than the minimum.

The 30-year-old spent seven seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, and Phoenix Suns after being selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

In 477 regular season games, he shot 36.2% from three-point range and 44.5% from the field, yielding career averages of 10.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

In 24 NBA postseason games, he has also made appearances (ten starts).






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