Anadolu Efes Rumors

Jake Fischer: Sense among several agents who have worked with Anadolu Efes is the Turkish team will ask for at least $2 million for a Dario Saric buyout. And per the CBA, the maximum buyout the Sixers & Saric could pay legally, with taking some money out of Saric’s rookie deal, is $2,067,720. That $2,607,720 is calc by the diff in 120% & 80% of Saric’s rookie scale contract x2, plus the $625,000 Excluded Itn; Player Payment Amount. If Efes demands over $2M from Sixers/Saric for buyout, Saric would sacrifice $1,442,720 of his possible $1,898,300 for his rookie season.
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Anadolu Efes’ young star Cedi Osman made important statements to “I’m moving in line with my targets. Hopefully I’ll be selected from a very good place. If I don’t selected the first round this is not a problem for me. Because I’ll stay here for two more years. I want to go to the NBA in a ready way . That’s what matters. I’ve always dreamed of playing in the NBA.” he said about the NBA Draft.
Saric is a 6-foot-10 Croatian power forward the Sixers took with the No. 12 choice in the 2014 draft. He signed a three-year contract to play professionally in Turkey less than a week before the draft that apparently doesn’t have a buyout clause until 2016. “He’s under contract for another year,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said. “It’s no secret we would like him here. It’s no secret to think he could be part of an incredible opportunity here.”
As he said to the Greek TV channel OTE TV in an interview recorded at the end of Euroleague’s Top16: “I have a contract with Efes until 2016. That’s what I can say about my situation right now. I will fight for Efes and hope to win some titles”. To be exact in the summer of 2016 his contract with the Turkish club includes an NBA buy out, but he can stay in Istanbul at least for one more season.
Do you regret your decision to return to the NBA, leaving a more lucrative contract in Anadolu Efes? “Not for one second. I had an amazing time returning to the Lakers… Unfortunately, I got injured which hurt me from earning a big deal, but I enjoy the journey of life and my career. I’m still young and coming into my prime of my career…I have plenty of time to make great money doing what I love”.
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.
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.
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.