Suns: Dario Saric leaves NBA Finals Game 1 with knee injury
The Suns, at different point in the season, have made Dario Saric or Frank Kaminsky their primary backup center.
Phoenix no longer has the choice.
Injury Update:— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 7, 2021
▪️Dario Šarić (right knee injury) will not return tonight
Phoenix had reached higher highs with Saric as the main backup center. He had held the role throughout the playoffs and had been playing well.
So, this is a key loss.
But the drop to Kaminsky isn’t necessarily massive, though that depends how the inconsistent Kaminsky plays. The Suns could also use starting center Deandre Ayton more.