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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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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. Sep 7 - 9:53 AM

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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 .

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
Sep 2 - 12:05 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.
Sep 1 - 7:25 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
Jun 27 - 1:45 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.
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

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