HoopsHype Dario Saric rumors

April 16, 2014 Updates

What will need to happen for Saric to join a NBA team immediately next season? Misko Raznatovic: It's very difficult to predict now. Dario's ultimate dream is to be a NBA All-Star and he absolutely does not accept anything less than that. At this moment he believes that is better to stay in Europe for a season or two, to get a taste of the Euroleague, and then to enter the NBA when he has more experience. He believes that it will be a shortcut for making his dream. But he did not make a final decision about that, and I will not absolutely exclude that option as well. He just wants to make a proper step and be in a place where he will be able to develop and play. DraftExpress.com

Why is Dario's father so anti-NBA? Misko Raznatovic: He is absolutely not anti-NBA. He is just against him coming to the league this summer, because he believes it's too early for him. He was teammates with Drazen Petrovic, along with other Croatian former NBA players from that period, and he strongly believes that they (Kukoc, Radja, Petrovic) had success in the NBA due to coming later in their career (after a couple of serious seasons in the Euroleague). DraftExpress: Will Dario's father continue to give interviews about his future constantly while he is in the draft and ultimately joins the NBA? Misko Raznatovic: When you talk with him, it's always interesting and fun. He is open to talking, and journalists used it to get some sensational interviews. There's nothing especially wrong there, and every day it will be better and better. He worries about the future of his son, and nothing more than that. DraftExpress.com

ESPN reported that he already‎ signed a three year contract with Efes. How true is that? Misko Raznatovic: That's absolutely false information. As I clearly stated Dario did not decide anything about his summer direction (NBA or Europe). People believe this due to my link with Mr. Dusan Ivkovic (a client of mine, rumored to be their next coach). If you follow European basketball sites, Micic, Krstic and Doelmann (all clients of mine) are also linked with Efes. DraftExpress.com

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ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported that Saric agreed to a three-year deal with Efes Pilsen of the Turkish Basketball League, which could keep him (again) out of the draft. Saric is having a terrific season for Croatia's KK Cibona, leading the Adriatic League in scoring and rebounding. Executives say he is physically stronger this year and has the polish to develop into a strong point forward. SI.com

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Saric hasn't officially announced anything, but multiple sources say that he has an agreement in principle with Efes Pilson that will pay him $8.27 million over the next three years. There's no word yet on what the NBA buyout looks like, but he for sure won't be able to come to the NBA next season and sources say it's highly unlikely he'll even declare for this year's draft. ESPN.com

March 11, 2014 Updates

Dario Saric confirmed to 24Sata that he will decide his future after the season. The Croatian forward has a rich offer from Anadolu Efes Istanbul and the chance to be in the 2014 NBA Draft. “I will not decide anything until the end of the season” said Saric. “In the summer I will determine my future. For my development the best is to stay in Europe but we’ll see what happens. I don’t even have an agent right now. I will talk with my family but I will make the final decision” added the Croatian star. Sportando

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