HoopsHype Dario Saric rumors


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Dario Saric has joined Jonas Valanciunas and Ricky Rubio as a multiple winner of the FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year Award. FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday that for a second year running, Dario Saric has been voted by fans and a panel of experts as the 2014 FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year. Prior to Saric winning in 2013, Valanciunas had taken out the previous two awards, whilst Rubio reigned supreme from 2007 to 2009. TalkBasket

Mark Woods: Dario Saric named FIBA Young Men’s Player of the Year ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Spain's Angela Salvadores wins Young Women's award. Twitter @markbritball

December 21, 2014 Updates

Yasmin Repesa was the coach who gave Dario Saric the chance to play for Croatian national yeam two years ago. Saric has an excellent season in Euroleague until now playing for Dusan Ivkovic’s Efes and the 53 years old coach reveals what he said to him about his choice to stay in Europe and not go directly to the NBA after being drafted: “I know him very well because I put him in national team two years ago and he is going step by step, getting better and better by year. I told him that he could go immediately to Philadelphia and have minutes on the court, but my opinion was that it was better to go to Istanbul and work on his body, getting also some experience on highest European level. Because you know, he will never be late for the NBA. He can do it a little bit later. It’s important to develop himself game by game”. EuroHoops.net

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Dario Saric: "Everyday someone from Sixers' organization calls me. I spoke with Sam Hinkie and I spoke also with some international scouts of the Sixers. They're always in touch with me". Sportando

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Sixers draftee Dario Saric, 20, was named the Euroleague Basketball MVP for the month for November. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds to lead Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League to a 3-1 record for the month. "I think it's a fantastic example of [Sixers general manager] Sam Hinkie's ability to draft," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "I think it's a fantastic example of all we have to look forward to and be excited about. "I think that at times as we go through difficulty and we lose, it's easy to get down. But then you remind yourself, well, [sidelined rookie center] Joel Embiid is going to be a unique player. And Daric, being the youngest player of the Euroleague to be named an MVP validates his skill set." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 1, 2014 Updates

Dario Saric has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of November. Saric averaged 15.5 points and 7.75 rebounds while making 61 percent of his two-point shots. Saric has helped lead Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a first place spot in Group A. Saric is the youngest winner of the award in Euroleague history. The Philadelphia 76ers (via the Magic) made Saric the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. RealGM

October 17, 2014 Updates

For Saric to be able to play for the Sixers before he fulfills two of the three seasons of his contract, all three parties involved - Anadolu Efes, Saric and the Sixers - would have to come to an agreement. Anadolu Efes paid a lot of money for the 6-10 forward's services, "so just letting him go isn't probable," according to a source. After two seasons, if Saric wants out and the Sixers agree to help with the buyout, then Anadolu Efes really is no longer in play, so only two of the three parties need to be on board. "He is still a very young player in a league that is a lot older, older than the NBA," the source said. "It isn't uncommon that he sat. He could play the next few games and be one of the best players on the team, and all will be well again." Philadelphia Inquirer

Dubbed the “Rhino,” Smith is on a mission to resurrect his career and has no problem bullying whoever gets in his path. He was a force for Nes-Ziona earlier this week, tallying 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the floor, in addition to drawing eight fouls and grabbing six boards against reigning European champions, Maccabi Tel Aviv. “I still have NBA aspirations and know I can play at a high level,” Smith said. “Whether it be the NBA or in Israel, I’m always out to prove myself.” Basketball Insiders

October 16, 2014 Updates

The biggest obstacle for Saric coming to the NBA before the end of his two-year contract with Anadolu Efes remains financial. When Saric signed with the team prior to the NBA Draft, he signed on for two seasons. A source familiar with the contract told NJ Advance Media that there is absolutely no buyout clause in the contract whatsoever. The only way Saric could get out of the contract before the start of the 2016 NBA season would be if his team let him out. Newark Star-Ledger

Although the contract Saric signed is very black-and-white, one very big wild card in the whole situation is his father, Pedrag. The elder Saric has reached his boiling point with Anadolu Efes, a source told NJ Advance Media, and could force his way out of the contract. As he was quoted in a Croatian newspaper, Pedrag is not happy that his son has been inactive the first two games. It was Pedrag who insisted Saric sign on overseas instead of going to the NBA. Newark Star-Ledger

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