The Sixers might need to break out the brooms soon because it looks like they’re going to sweep the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards for this season, as Dario Saric was announced as March’s winner today. This marks the second-consecutive month that Saric has been named the East’s Rookie of the Month, following in the footsteps of Joel Embiid, who won Rookie of the Month during the first three months of the season.
In 17 March games, all starts, Saric totaled 18.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from deep and 78.3 percent from the charity stripe. Highlights from March include Saric’s career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds in a win on the road against the Bulls while he shot 63.2 percent (19 attempts), as well as stat-stuffing 23-point, seven-rebound, five-assist, two-steal and one-block effort in a victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Some dishonest members of the media have said that Malcolm Brogdon deserved to win this award, as well as the Rookie of the Year title overall, but I am still unsure if he’s even a real person. In any case, the Sixers will host the Bucks on Saturday, Saric’s birthday, when he can square off against this alleged “Brogdon” person.