Anadolu Efes Rumors
Next, Saric. The Croatian signed a three-year deal with his Turkish team, Anadolu Efes, days before the 2014 draft. So as the Sixers await his arrival, how often does Brown keep tabs on the 21-year-old overseas? “Every day, all day,” Brown said. “WhatsApp. Play text tag with my players, he’s a WhatsApp guy. Saw him today, they had a tough loss to the Czech team, but all day, every day pay attention to Dario.”
Dario Saric, the Philadelphia 76ers’ prized overseas stash, had hopes of making the jump to the NBA this offseason. “Saric told people he wanted to join Philadelphia now, but couldn’t because his contract had no out-clause,” a source told Basketball Insiders.
Despite the Sixers’ late push to bring him over as soon as possible, negotiations with Turkish finalist Anadolu Efes failed to materialize. Saric is handcuffed overseas until 2016, but it was clear, sources familiar with his wishes said, that he wanted to join Philadelphia. I asked Saric for his thoughts about moving to the U.S. and the situation with his Turkish club. “It’s really hard for me to answer that,” Saric said. “I can’t comment.” “I think I’m ready to compete in the NBA, against the best players, but we built a great team in Efes and I want to help the club win a championship.”
Tom Moore: #Sixers Hinkie said he and Saric expect Saric to come here next summer. #76ers