Dario Saric: The Homie Dario (TM) set the world on fire against Cedevita Zagreb last week, putting in 16 points, grabbing 10 boards and converting on two of his three attempts from long distance in 22 minutes. Yesterday, he picked up where he left off and rained in two more triples against Laboral, putting in 12 points and three rebounds in 17 minutes. His shot looks like it's really coming together, and I broke it down at length last week. But for those keeping score at home, he's now up to shooting 50 percent from deep on nearly three attempts per game in nine Euroleague matchups, as well as 40.5 percent on the season. It's happening.
What Dario's struggled with most in the past is finding consistency, so it'll be interesting to see what he can put together over the next few weeks.
Teammate Furkan Korkmaz, No. 11 on the latest DraftExpress 2016 mock draft, has been solid in what he's shown as well. He's yet to find much of a role in Euroleague just yet, but he's finally been thrown into the fire in TBL play and he hasn't disappointed. His coming-out party was on Nov. 22 against Turk Telekom, when he went for 25 points in 27 minutes on 5-of-10 from deep. And you can see what the hype is all about - his stroke is NBA-caliber off-the-catch, high, quick and pure. He can put the ball on the floor as we've seen in U-19's (although he doesn't get much of a chance to create for Efes) and is a super impressive athlete. You'll want to see him string together more in a larger sample size before declaring the man King of Turkey, but he's shooting 46 percent from deep on 2.3 attempts in 14 minutes per game (5.9 attempts per 36). I'll be breaking down his game more in-depth for next week, but the kid can play.
Vasilije Micic: Micic's minutes have been all over the place, and he's yet to find a steady role this season with Bayern Munich. He's largely been at the end of the bench and playing in garbage time, but he did log 22 minutes in a 47-point blowout win on Nov. 29. He went for eight points and assists to just one turnover, on 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. It'd be nice to see more of him out there after a MoreyBall performance as such, but judging by the measly three minutes he saw against Strasbourg just four days later, buried at the bottom of the rotation, I wouldn't hold your breath.