Nov 10, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) handles the ball against Brooklyn Nets in the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Dario Saric is returning to the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $27 million contract, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports told ESPN.

Saric has shown himself to be a versatile frontcourt player at the power forward and center spots, averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds and shooting 35.7% from 3-point range.

Saric’s season blossomed prior to the March 11 shutdown and into the Orlando restart, where the Suns went 8-0. In four games in March, he elevated his averages to 18.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 31.5 minutes.

Oct 6, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) in action against the Washington Wizards at Wells Fargo Center. The Washington Wizards 125-119. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

His good play picked up again in the Orlando bubble, where he thrived in a sixth-man role — averaging 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds and shooting 57.4% from the field, including 52.4% from 3-point range.

Saric, 26, was the 12th pick of the 2014 draft. He was traded to the Suns from Minnesota on draft day in 2019.

Courtesy: ESPN


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