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Dario Saric | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
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Sam Hinkie said that he expects Dario Saric to join the 76ers next season.
Saric was acquired by the 76ers in a draft day deal in 2014, and has been playing professionally in Turkey. However, he won't play in the NBA this season, so he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues until next year. Jun 26 - 12:07 PM

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Dario Saric will not play for the Sixers during the 2015-16 season, his agent told ESPN.

This was the expectation and now it's been confirmed. After some rumblings that the Sixers would push for Saric to come stateside this year, that simply won't be the case. The earliest Saric could join the Sixers is now for the 2016-17 season. Will Sixers fans run out of patience by that point?
Jun 22 - 9:05 AM

The 76ers are in talks to bring Dario Saric to the NBA, but his Turkish team loves him.

The 76ers are likely done with their tanking now that they're going to have their two big men ready to go. They'll also have their third pick in this draft ready to go, so they might actually be able to compete in the Eastern Conference. Saric is still a project and won't have much fantasy value on the off chance he's in the NBA in 2015.
Jun 12 - 2:47 PM

Dario Saric's team is playing for the Turkish League championship following their sweep in the semifinals.

Saric hasn't been lighting it up on the stat sheet, averaging just 10 points per game during the three-game sweep. His efficiency is climbing due to better 3-point production, which is certainly an en vogue characteristic of forwards these days. For now, it's still unknown if last year's lottery pick -- traded for Elfrid Payton -- will be in the NBA next season.
Jun 6 - 1:07 AM

Dario Saric said he doesn't know whether he'll play in the NBA next season.

Saric was asked in a recent interview if he'll join the 76ers next season, but the 21-year-old declined to offer any specifics about his NBA future. "Next season? I don't know and I can't speak about that because I don't know yet the situation, how things are going to work out," Saric said. "If I stay here or if I go to the NBA, I will be happy [either way]. I don't know what could happen this summer or next summer. Now it's not the time to talk about that." Saric has plenty of potential, but it's more likely than not that he'll spend another season in Europe, so he shouldn't be on any fantasy radars just yet.
Source: HoopsHype
May 14 - 9:58 AM

Dario Saric scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists during his regular season finale with Anadolu Efes Sports Club.

The bar is pretty high for Saric because the 76ers acquired his draft rights in exchange for Elfrid Payton, who showed some promise after the break. Saric has lived up to the billing so far, being named FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year for 2014. He can play both forward spots and it'll be interesting to see what his plans are this offseason.
May 9 - 3:36 PM

Dario Saric won the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year award for 2014.

The Croatian has a ton of potential, but we likely won't see him play in the NBA until the 2015-16 season at the earliest considering he has a couple of years left on his deal with his Turkish club. For what it's worth, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished in second place.
Source: Real GM
Jan 21 - 12:22 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown stated during a recent interview that he believes Dario Saric could play in the NBA now.

"I think he can play now! I think that in Philadelphia we are about development and about opportunity," said Brown. "He would look around and see a lot of fellow young players that just want a chance to play. Our whole emphasis in Philadelphia is about development and help our players." With the way the Sixers roster looks, Saric probably could find minutes on that team. However fresh off signing a three-year deal with his Turkish club, Saric is not expected to make his NBA debut until the 2015-16 season at the earliest.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 09:53:00 AM

76ers Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel both took to twitter to recruit their future teammate Dario Saric.

Saric has been performing well in the FIBA World Cup, catching the attention of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. Noel tweeted "Darioooo!! #DarioToPhilly #Beast" while Embiid posted "Dario is a beast...... We can't wait 2 more years." As Embiid alluded to, Saric isn't expected to play in the NBA this upcoming season. The 76ers are hoping he can join a talented young nucleus in the near future. Saric had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in Croatia's win over Puerto Rico .
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Dario Saric lost six teeth during Croatia's win over Argentina at the World Cup of Basketball on Sunday.

Saric was able to stay in the game after taking an elbow to the face from Andres Nocioni and even hit a three-pointer after losing six teeth. While Saric isn't worth adding in keeper leagues just yet, the 20-year-old has flashed the potential that made him a 2014 lottery pick by averaging 27.3 minutes, 13.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists over three World Cup games.
Source: CSN Philly
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Dario Saric played well in Monday's loss to Senegal with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one turnover on 6-of-9 from the field.

The 76ers won't have him until at least 2015-16, but they have to be pleased with how he's looked in international play. Saric has scored 13.7 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting in three outings to help Croatia to a 2-1 record. He isn't worth stashing in most keeper formats yet.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Dario Saric opened the possibility of playing for the 76ers in the 2015-16 season.

"I think we can talk about that with Turkey team after the next season," Saric said. "If a chance to be, I will come here to 76ers of Philadelphia." If the Sixers have their way, Saric would stay in Turkey for at least two of the three years of his contract, which he signed earlier this week. He was the 12th pick of the draft and has a high ceiling as a scorer on the wing.
Source: ASAP Sports
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Croatian forward Dario Saric was drafted by the Magic with the 12th pick and was traded to the Sixers for the draft rights to Elfrid Payton, a 2015 second-round pick and a 2017 first-round pick.

While he did sign a three-year deal to play in Turkey this week, Saric said he will not stay there for the entire contract. In other words, he should be stateside in two years. The 6’10" forward is a talented scorer and posted impressive averages of 16.7 points, 9.7 boards, 1.3 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 triples in his 28 games in the Adriatic League. The 76ers now have selected Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric with three lottery picks in the last two years, and are clearly fans of stashing players.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 08:51:00 PM

Draft prospect Dario Saric confirmed that he'll play in Turkey for the next two seasons, after which he's certain he'll come to the NBA.

Saric is a 6'10" forward who will still be 22 years old when he joins an NBA team. He averaged 16.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the Adriatic league last season, while making 34.5 percent of his 3-pointers, and he remains a likely mid-first round draft pick for a team willing to wait a few years.
Source: Sportando
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Dario Saric has agreed in principle to a three-year deal with Anadolu Efes.

Just this past weekend, there were reports of Saric going at No. 11 to the Nuggets and he was actually invited to the green room, but that won't be happening now. Saric offered nice upside as a 6'10" scorer and now he'll be able to develop his game in Turkey. Teams may still take him late in the first round even though he wouldn't be able to join an NBA team for the next two years.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 10:20:00 AM

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