HoopsHype Dario Saric rumors


May 14, 2015 Updates

Is there any chance that you play (in Philadelphia) next season? Dario Saric: Next season? I don't know and I can't speak about that because I don't know yet the situation, how things are going to work out. I can say that I'm happy here at Efes and I'm also happy that people from Philadelphia came here and want me there. That's all I can tell you right now. I don't have any information or any feeling regarding what could happen. I'm just focused on the rest of the season. If I stay here or if I go to the NBA, I will be happy (either way). I don't know what could happen this summer or next summer. Now it's not the time to talk about that. HoopsHype

Some players from the Philadelphia 76ers visited you last summer when you were playing with Croatia at the World Cup in Spain. How did that feel? Dario Saric: That meant so much to me. Three top players came to Spain to support me and support my team. The coach (Brett Brown) came too. It was a big thing for me that people from the team that selected me came to support me, that they had my back like that. It made playing easier for me and didn't feel any additional pressure. HoopsHype

May 8, 2015 Updates

Trying to utilize Saric, who has the ball skills to initiate the offense, at small forward in the NBA would be a risk because “he's not so fast,” according to the journalist. “The problem is with his lateral quickness,” the journalist said. “That is pretty average at this stage. He's frequently getting burned by smaller players on the perimeter.” The Intelligencer

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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.” The Intelligencer

The season for the Sixers ended, but for Anadolu Efes things are just starting to get interesting. And at this point Dario Saric is not thinking about the NBA. To be exact, the Sixers will probably have to wait at least until 2016. EuroHoops.net

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. EuroHoops.net

April 22, 2015 Updates
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Orazio Cauchi: I've mentioned this before but I can confirm what @Derek Bodner just said: no NBA buyout in Saric's deal for this summer. It's very very unlikely that Saric will join the #sixers next season. In 2016 there will be more possibilities, that's for sure. #NBA Twitter

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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

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 10, 2014 Updates

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

December 2, 2014 Updates

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

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