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Dario Saric | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 4/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
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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. Jun 27 - 1:45 PM
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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.
Jun 26 - 8:51 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
Jun 25 - 1:18 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.
Jun 23 - 10:20 AM

There are "strong indications" that the Nuggets will take Dario Saric with the 11th pick in the draft, according to CBS Sports.

Perhaps no pick has been more on the block than the No. 11 pick, so the Nuggets could move this pick as well. Saric has some 3-point range for a 6'10" guy and offers a nice ceiling as a forward.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 21 - 6:33 PM

Dario Saric is headed to the U.S. and will attend the 2014 NBA Draft.

He has some solid versatility and is projected as a lottery pick. Saric is a 6'10" forward with some 3-point range, but he's unlikely to make a splash in the first year in the NBA, assuming he stays stateside.
Jun 19 - 8:47 PM

Dario Saric will keep his name in the 2014 NBA draft.

Monday, June 16, is the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA draft, but Saric will keep his name on the board. There were reports a couple weeks ago that Saric would only come to the NBA if he is drafted by the Lakers or Celtics, and with both those teams in need of a big man, that could certainly become a reality. It's also being reported that if he’s still available, there’s a strong possibility the 76ers could take him with the No. 10 pick.
Jun 16 - 5:14 PM

Dario Saric will reportedly come to the NBA if he is drafted by the Lakers or Celtics.

Recent reports have said that Saric will only come to the NBA for the 2014-15 season if he is a lottery selection, but this latest report seems to make those draft spots a bit more specific. The Celtics and Lakers have the sixth and seventh picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, respectively, and each team has a need for a big man, so the 6'10" 20-year-old could make sense for either organization. Saric also reportedly has a big money offer to play in Europe next season and could very well end up playing overseas if the Celtics and Lakers decide to pass on him.
May 29 - 10:32 AM

Dario Saric's draft position will reportedly determine whether or not he plays in the NBA for the 2014-15 season.

Saric reportedly has a big money offer to play in Europe, but will consider playing in the NBA next season if he is drafted as a lottery selection. The 6'10" 20-year-old currently plays for Cibona of the Croatian League and could find himself drafted in the Top 10 as teams look for upside once the elite prospects like Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid are off the board.
May 22 - 11:10 AM

Dario Saric has officially withdrawn from the June NBA draft.

ESPN's No. 11 ranked prospect, Saric was seemingly a lock to go in the top 14 picks. Instead, he'll spend another year abroad (which he was planning to do regardless), and he'll look to enter the draft again in 2014. After saying he wasn't sure if he was ready or not, Saric apparently feels that he's not quite there.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Dario Saric has not withdrawn from the draft, according to Cibona GM Vlado Vanjak.

Vanjak said that Saric will "definitely play in Cibona next season," and Saric will make his final decision "in a couple of days." If Saric stays in, he's likely to be a lottery pick and has a real chance to be selected inside the top ten picks.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 07:52:00 AM

Dario Saric's agent confirmed that Saric will withdraw from the 2013 NBA draft.

It's a pretty devastating blow to teams that were hoping to land the talented 19-year-old. Saric was on the fence about his future, but now the decision has been made official. Saric will be removed from draft boards and his withdrawal makes a weak crop even less appealing.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:31:00 AM

According to Chad Ford of ESPN, many NBA execs are "bummed" after learning Dario Saric is considering withdrawing from the upcoming draft.

Saric is a projected lottery pick if he stays in, but after Ford reported the 19-year-old was leaning toward staying in Europe for another season to gain experience, draft boards and mock drafts will be shaken up as a result. Even if Saric stays in the draft, he's already gone on the record saying that he wants to remain in Croatia for at least one year. Saric could go as high as No. 6 overall to the Pelicans.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 09:00:00 AM

ESPN's Chad Ford is hearing that Dario Saric is leaning toward withdrawing from the NBA draft.

Saric is a possible lottery pick if he stays in the draft, but Ford reports the 19-year-old forward would like to get another year of experience in Europe. This isn't new considering Saric said previously he would try to stay in Croatia even if he's drafted in the first round in order to improve his game. Saric has until June 17 to officially withdraw.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 02:33:00 PM

Dario Saric said he would "try to stay" in Croatia even if he's drafted in the first round of June's NBA draft.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Saric replied when asked if he planned to return to his team next season. Saric then confirmed it would be to work on his game, and the 19-year-old admitted that he's not 100 percent certain he'll remain in the NBA draft. "I don't know. In this moment maybe my name will be put out (withdrawn) in this draft. I must talk to my agent and make a decision." When asked why he'd pull out, Saric said, "I might not be ready at this moment."
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 08:15:00 AM

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