3 former Suns players who have excelled since their departure

The Phoenix Suns have lost plenty of notable players in pursuit of a "Big 3" and a championship, with these three having really excelled elsewhere.
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2. Dario Saric

The coaching staff, specifically Monty Williams', didn't maximize Dario Saric, and Suns fans are aware of that. It wasn't their fault, as the European big man suffered a torn ACL in the third year of his four-year stint with the franchise.

In his final year with the team, he only played 37 games, averaging 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Coach Williams preferred playing Jock Landale over him last season.

For this season, he's shown that he can still contribute despite his past injuries. Seeing as how Saric's game doesn't rely heavily on athleticism, it's easy to understand why he's still productive on the floor. Now he's with the Golden State Warriors and is having a great season. The 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 8.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists while playing more minutes.

Saric may have lost a step or two due to injuries, but he's capable of making significant contributions on the floor. It also helps that he's leading the Warriors' second unit with Chris Paul.