The Good: Dario Šarić continues to fit right in
One of the more versatile bigs the Warriors have rostered in recent memory, Dario Šarić has been a revelation for Golden State’s bench unit. The Croatian has provided much-needed stability on the interior as a rebounder and post-defender, though his decision-making out of the pick-and-roll has been his most valuable trait thus far.
On Monday, Šarić enjoyed his best game of the young season, adding 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a pair of assists in his 20 minutes of play.
The starting unit got off to a slow start to begin the second half, but it was Chris Paul, Šarić, and their automatic two-man game that got the Warriors back on track. Šarić has a sort of built-in chemistry with Paul that dates back to their time in Phoenix, so it’s no surprise that the pair are flourishing wearing blue and gold.
Šarić had struggled from three-point range in his first couple of games, but he finally found his stroke from deep, connecting on 3-of-5 attempts from long range. Šarić has always kept defenses honest with his outside shooting, but his ability to put the ball on the floor and create for others opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for Golden State.