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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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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. Nov 3 - 11:25 AM

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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.
Sep 13 - 10:16 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
Sep 11 - 1:17 PM

Dario Saric scored 15 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

He made just one of his seven attempts from the line, which is unusual for Saric. He's shown some flashes of being a key rotational player and will have another year to grow before he is on the 76ers. If you're in a Dynasty league, you might want to spend a late pick to stash Saric.
Sep 9 - 5:03 PM

Dario Saric is hoping to play for the 76ers during the 2016-17 season.

We won't use direct quotes since it's a translation, but Saric made it clear that he is hopeful to make the jump to the NBA after the 2015-16 season concludes. If the Sixers can get Joel Embiid (foot) healthy ahead of next season, Philadelphia will finally have Embiid, Saric, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor in the lineup together.
Source: Sportando
Aug 24 - 10:39 AM

Dario Saric looked great against Germany on Friday, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds in 32 minutes.

He did a fine job on Dirk Nowitzki, so it's easy to see why the 76ers are so high on the 21-year-old. The No. 12 pick of the 2013 draft won't be coming to the NBA this year, but he has a very intriguing fantasy appeal once he's ready.
Aug 17 - 8:51 PM

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

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

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