Love the headline of this article.
So there you have it, with that last second block the hype is justified.
I think many people on this forum aren't that familiar with Dario Šarić's game.
His stats don't jump out of the boxscore and he isn't very athletic.
But his willpower, leadership and mentality are extraorinaire
It is hard to see those in the boxscore, but those usualy win in the longterm.
He is one of those guys that are champions, winners.
There is one similar player on our team in that regard that has some historicaly bad stats, but we still adore him and we swear that he is a stud.
Fans will love Šarić for his commitment and sincereness, even if he avarages 5 points and 3 rebounds in his rookie year.
As a Croatian I know a bit more about his national squad. Fact is that we don't have any penetrating guards that can keep a defense on its heels. We don't have that kind of player for 15 years (since Damir Mulaoverović, excellent Euroleague player back in a day)
With that said it is hard for a player like Šarić to generate some easy baskets, since he is not an ISO threat like Bojan Bogdanović. Šarić is a rhythm shooter.
But he will often make the right pass, box out, hustle on D and if his team is unselfish as a whole he will flourish.
I don't know if he will be a starter or a role player in the NBA, but I am sure he will impact winning in a positive way.