HoopsHype Dario Saric rumors

March 11, 2014 Updates

His father Predrag talked with 24Sata about his son. “There is not only Efes in the game. The other options are still Barcelona and Real Madrid” said Predrag to 24Sata. “If Lorbek and Nachbar leaves Barcelona and if Mirotic leaves Real Madrid, they will make rook for Darius” added the father of the player. “I think Dario should play in Europe two more season. He has to play. If he goes to this big club without guaranteed playing time, then it is better to stay with Cibona” ended Predrag. Sportando

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Jonathan Givony: Depressing situation Dario Saric is in. Club is broke, not paying anyone. Big men quit. Everyone playing selfishly. Hard not to look bad... Twitter @DraftExpress

September 14, 2013 Updates

One NBA front-office staffer, speaking on condition of anonymity, believes that even among the loaded class of 2014, he will stay a hot prospect. "In all probability, he'll go at the same position if he comes over next year as he would have done this year. The only thing is he'll be a lot stronger because he'll play more next season at Cibona." ESPN.com

Last fall, he was sitting idle, practicing but not playing, left without a team in a tug of love between KK Zagreb and a number of other European clubs who were actively recruiting him away. Spain's Euroleague entrants Bilbao thought they had agreed on a four-year contract. The deal fell through, with reports in Croatia claiming that a fee of $730,000 was demanded for the trade. Others circled. Eventually, Saric stayed close to home, joining Cibona Zagreb and signing a contract which is understood to have an NBA escape clause which would see his current employer receive a percentage of his future earnings. Putting the NBA on hold was very much his own choice. Sources who know Saric well claim he has taken greater control over his own career during the past 12 months, lessening the influence of his father. Postponing his exit from Zagreb was, he explained, "because I didn't play for three months at the beginning of last season. And I played very badly for me. I pulled out because I can make a better position in the next draft." ESPN.com

September 13, 2013 Updates

You could forgive Dario Saric if he compared himself, just a little, to LeBron James. Ever since he was 15, when he first debuted for the senior team at the KK Zagreb club, all of Croatia has been watching his every move, assessing his potential for greatness, anointing him with the tag of The Next Great Thing. However, ask the 6-10 forward, now aged 19, to whom he most compares his game among current NBA players, and -- perhaps oblivious to his recent troubles -- Saric responds: "Lamar Odom, maybe. He's a big guy who can create. He can do everything on the court." ESPN.com

June 18, 2013 Updates

The deadline to withdraw for the NBA draft has now passed. The biggest name to exit was Dario Saric, the Croatian forward who was rumored to be a possible lottery pick. Aside from a few names pulling out, the draft is now set. According to sources, the Cleveland Cavaliers – if the draft were held today – would select Alex Len with the top pick. The Cavs believe he is the best fit longterm alongside Kyrie Irving. SheridanHoops

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