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Dario Saric | Forward | #13

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (12) / ORL

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Dario Saric has a 99 percent chance to join the 76ers next year, according to Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
The majority of signs point to Saric coming over, so it looks like the 76ers will have both 2014 first-round picks ready to go -- Joel Embiid (foot) is coming along. It's not going to be cheap for Saric to come over because the 76ers can only pay for part of his buyout. Recently, he was fairly impressive in the playoffs overseas, averaging 12.6 points on a wonderful 65.7 true shooting percentage in those 11 games. It's nice to see the 76ers finally get some good news these days. Jun 15 - 2:26 PM
Source: CSN Philly

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The 76ers are reportedly unsure if Dario Saric will join the team for the 2016-17 season.

The team has told Saric that they want him in Philadelphia for the 2016-17 season, but are unsure of his intentions at the moment. "I wasn’t pessimistic, I wasn’t optimistic. I was somewhat neutral as to whether or not I felt he would be coming over and I still feel that way," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said after meeting with Saric in Turkey last week. "I’d like to think that our objectives are aligned. What we’d like to do is get him in to play for us next year." Saric has until July 17 to inform his current team of his intentions, so we should have clarity on his decision within the next month.
Jun 14 - 10:32 AM

The Sixers have informed Dario Saric that they want him to play for Philadelphia during the 2016-17 season.

Both Saric and the Sixers have now publicly stated their desire to make it work with one another in advance of next season, so it's really just a matter of making it official at this point. As for his fantasy outlook, Saric's preseason ranking will be dependent upon what kinds of moves Philadelphia makes around him as well as how clear his path is to playing time.
Jun 13 - 1:38 PM

Bryan Colangelo said that Dario Saric's game has shown a lot of improvement.

"He really showed his full repertoire, everything from some post moves and some good interior passing to an improved shot," Colangelo said. "The perimeter shot looks like it's really coming. He's got a full range of ball skills and passing skills. I think his game will definitely translate to the NBA in a positive way." Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are overseas checking on Saric's progress, but they also wanted to discuss his NBA plans. Colangelo said that both sides have a "desire" to make it happen, but added that he should have more clarity in a few weeks.
Jun 11 - 10:38 AM

Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and head coach Brett Brown are reportedly overseas to meet with Dario Saric about his NBA plans.

Brown has been communicating with Saric via WhatsApp and will now meet with the 22-year-old alongside Colangelo. Saric has said he wants to play with the Sixers for the 2016-17 season, so we could see him with the team quickly if Philadelphia agrees to buy out his contract. Nothing is set in stone, but Saric will be an intriguing late-round pick in 2016-17 if he follows through with his plans and winds up in the NBA.
Jun 7 - 1:51 PM

Dario Saric plans to play with the 76ers for the 2016-17 season, according to a Croatian newspaper.

While Saric reportedly told teammaes he's headed to the NBA, the 76ers plan to head to Turkey to confirm those plans with Saric. "I don't want to go on hearsay and what might have been said by him or what his friends are telling people he's telling them," said Sixers president of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo. As long as Saric follows through on his plan, he'll make for an interesting late-round flier in fall fantasy drafts as he should be able to earn minutes with Philadelphia.
May 10 - 9:27 AM

Brett Brown believes Dario Saric can grow into a stretch power forward.

"I think he can grow to that," Brown said. Nobody—including Brown—truly knows what Saric can become in the NBA, but the Sixers are expected to start finding out beginning this offseason. Saric's expected arrival will give Philadelphia (another) frontcourt logjam, but he should make for an interesting fantasy flier regardless of the roster composition around him. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and head coach Brett Brown plan to travel to Istanbul to meet with Saric, his family and agents regarding his status for 2016-17.
May 9 - 9:51 AM

Dario Saric "intends" to join the Sixers this offseason, according to international basketball journalist David Pick.

Less than two weeks ago a report surfaced that the Sixers planned to buy out Saric's contract in order to bring him over for the 2016-17 campaign, and the latest development will only help to fuel that fire. Brett Brown was previously confident that Saric would come to Philadelphia for the upcoming season, and though he can play either forward spot, the Sixers will have to figure out where he fits in a frontcourt that currently includes Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid.
Apr 25 - 9:52 AM

The 76ers are planning on buying out Dario Saric's contract with Anadolu Efes in Turkey in late May or early June.

He's going to be joining a crowded frontcourt rotation in Philly, but that's assuming that Joel Embiid (foot) will be healthy and that the 76ers don't move a big this summer. The 76ers view Saric as a combination forward, but coach Brett Brown would like him to work on his 3-point shot. He's going to be an interesting name to keep an eye on this summer and it already makes sense to put him on your radar in dynasty leagues.
Apr 15 - 9:33 AM

Brett Brown believes that 2014 draft pick Dario Saric can play both small forward and power forward in the NBA.

Brown described Saric as a "do all" player and the Sixers have expressed confidence that he'll join the team for the 2016-17 season. Saric should already be on the radar in dynasty leagues, and he'll be an intriguing gamble in most formats if he does join Philly this summer.
Apr 14 - 2:52 PM

76ers coach Brett Brown is confident that Dario Saric will come to Philly for the 2016-17 season.

"Obviously, decisions are going to have to be made on his part," Brown said. "But we like what we see and we believe he likes what he sees." Saric has a player option for his team in Turkey, but if he opts out he can join the 76ers this summer. He is a talented stretch four who Brown describes as a "competitive bull-in-the-china-shop type player," and it makes sense to own him if you're in a dynasty league.
Mar 5 - 9:10 AM

Dario Saric said that he always communicates with Philly's front office and coach Brett Brown.

"I am always in touch with the people in Philadelphia, I always talk with the General Manager [Sam Hinkie] of the team, and the coach [Brett Brown] about a lot of things that have to do with me and the 76ers," Saric said. The exciting 21-year-old prospect is still expected to join the 76ers prior to the 2016-17 season, so it won't be much longer before Philly's fans will get a good look at him. Saric is worth stashing away in dynasty formats.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Dario Saric plans to join the 76ers during the summer of 2016.

Saric is averaging 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.2 minutes with Anadolu Efes and is eyeing a move to the NBA this summer. "I am in constant contact with the Sixers," Saric said. "They wanted me as soon as possible, but I have a contract with Efes. But next summer I have a way out and I'm going to take it." While Saric can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues, owners in dynasty leagues may want to take a flier on the 21-year-old.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Dario Saric had a rough game against the Czech Republic on Sunday, scoring just four points on 1-of-7 shooting.

It wasn't all bad for Saric and he still produced eight boards, four assists, two steals and a block, but it simply wasn't enough and the Czechs cruised to victory in this one. 76ers head coach Brett Brown hinted in a recent interview that we will see Saric in Philly soon, but prospective owners should keep in mind that he isn't expected to come to the states until the 2016-17 season. That being said, there is certainly enough upside for owners in dynasty leagues to use a late-round pick on him.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Brett Brown said that he believes the 76ers will see Dario Saric soon.

"I do," Brown said when asked if Philly could bring Saric over soon. "I think the city is going to see something extraordinarily competitive, very, very skilled and I think his personality, his style of play fits perfectly in this city." Saric is expected to join Philly for the 2016-17 season, so owners in dynasty leagues might want to do some forward thinking and grab him with a late-round pick.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:17:00 PM

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