In the games this year where Saric played at least 36 minutes these are his stat lines from p/r/a
23/9/3 (game 2 yesterday)
if you expand it to 34 minutes or more these are the additional games
He had 13 other games where he scored at least 20 points, had 5 other games where he had at least 5 assists, and 14 other games with at least 9 rebounds.
It is his 2nd year and he is on a team with a lot of talent. I don't think he can be a #1 scoring option as he isn't athletic enough, but he absolutely could put up all star level numbers quite easily. Frankly, he could have had all star level numbers this year, if he just had more than 29.6 mpg and wasn't sharing the ball as much as he was.
What a silly attempt to manipulate statistics.
Do you think in games where Saric is playing good, is not in any foul trouble, and is scoring/rebounding well he is inevitably going to be given more minutes than if he was not? Yes, kind of common sense. You would expect his numbers to look better in those games.
Then, where is this magical 36 minutes coming from? Saric is never going to average 36 minutes a game in the NBA. He is a pretty big guy with limited athleticism. Do you know how many small forward, power forwards and centers averaged 36 a game this season? 8 in the entire league and it includes superstars like GA, Lebron, Jimmy Butler, Davis and Paul George.
Even if you go down to 34 minutes for sf-c you are still at 11 players in the entire NBA Durant, Lebron, GA, Davis, Cousins, Kat, Butler, Middletown etc. He just isn't going to play that many minutes anywhere.
I'll repeat cause you seem to skim over this, 2 players in the entire league averaged 20, 9 and 4 and one of them (Cousins) didn't make it through the season cause their coach was running his body into the ground. Saric is never joining that club. I feel bad Saric honestly that someone is even putting out these ridiculous expectations for the guy. He isn't a Westbrook or Lebron style player and even he would admit it himself. Lets have a reasonable discussion about this guy without the bizarre pie in the sky hyperbole.