Sixers Roundball Roundup

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Future Rookie of the Year, Dario Saric, gave an interview to The Ringer’s Ben Detrick. It is full of broken English and discusses his nickname, “The Homie”, and how he won’t be able to attend his best friend on the team, TJ McConnell’s, wedding.

It also details his all but lock for Rookie of the Year. Look at these numbers he’s put up since the All Star Game.

Since the All-Star break, Saric has averaged 19.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists an outing. Basically, he’s been racking up Blake Griffin or Paul Millsap numbers.

“Man too bad that guy will never come over.”-Every Hinkie naysayer.

For real though if our third best player on the Sixers is averaging Blake Griffin/Paul Millsap numbers, both All-Stars, call D.A. Seth Williams to get the boys in blue ready because it’s about to get rowdy on Broad Street…oh wait.

In the story, Detrick described Saric’s mobility in a way that I won’t be able to ever look at him scamper down the court the same ever again.

And, while mobile, Saric runs like a nightclub bouncer who just noticed his car being towed down the block.

I mean if he wasn’t playing basketball could you not see Dario outside of Time, Rumor, or the deep underlinings of a South Philly Cheerleaders.

Richaun Holmes:

Let’s switch gears and focus our attention on Nerlens Noel’s replacement, Richaun Holmes. 

Holmes has been a bright spot along with Dario. 

Since the Nerlens Noel trade 

Holmes’ line:

13.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals while also shooting .625 from the field. 

Nerlens’ line:

is 9.0 ppg, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks while shooting .589 from the field. 

At the moment it looks like the trade is pretty equal. Only thing is Nerlens is going to garner $12-$14 million next year while Holmes will gather a little over $1 million in his rookie deal. Another win for Sam Hinkie turning water into wine. On a serious note that was very Belicheckian of Hinkie. He knew he wouldn’t be able to keep Nerlens, Okafor, and Embiid down the line so he drafted a less expensive player with upside. 

PS-For my flat earth readers I think Holmes is strangely bordering that line with his explanation on this yawning question asked by Christian Crosby. 

The same video graced us with this picture of a young Holmes that I will forever tweet when he does something good. 

“When that tax return comes in.”


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