HoopsHype Dario Saric rumors

August 30, 2014 Updates

In June of this year, Cibona sold Saric to the wealthy Turkish club Anadou Efes for the price of €900,000, which presumably squared Cibona's account with Klemm. And with Saric already having appeared to make peace with his father, hiring a new agent, entering the 2014 NBA Draft, being drafted in the lottery, and laying out his plan to come to the NBA after two seasons with Efes, the move away from Cibona would appear to signal that all of the strange circumstances around him over the last two years are now completely in the past. It's something of a happy ending, and hopefully a new beginning that could start as soon as this weekend, when Saric leads Croatia into the FIBA World Cup. If the entire two-year history outlined above seems murky, that's because it is. The story has been well-covered in Croatia by talented journalists--some of whom specialize in investigating organized crime--so the fact that there are still so many questions is reason for concern. VICE

July 9, 2014 Updates

Q: With taking Joel Embiid (sidelined probably for year) and Dario Saric (at least 2 more years in Turkey) do you look at Brett Brown at some point and maybe apologize? Sam Hinkie: I think Brett and I have been in lockstep so far. We really have. Behind closed doors he and I talk a lot about our program, and where it needs to build and where to find value in the kinds of decisions that are easy and the kinds of decisions that are hard, and really what the end in mind is. We talk about that a lot. I try to talk about it with lots and lots and lots of humility because we've got a long way to go. But it's important that we don't take our eye off what it is we are trying to do and how to get there. We have all sorts of pressures all the time - that voice on your shoulder, the frustration that crops up. We want to do what's best for the future. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 1, 2014 Updates

Saric figures to spend the next two seasons in Turkey. At least. Sam Hinkie said that if all things were equal, he would prefer Saric come to the NBA sooner than later. But, as the Sixers’ president and general manager noted, all things are “rarely equal.” This weekend, after the Sixers traded Elfrid Payton to secure the rights to Saric, the Croatian forward spoke to the media. He was asked why he signed that contract to play in Turkey and whether his father pushed for it. "No, my father, before I came here to the United States, he said to me, ‘you make the decision, but I think [Turkey] the best option for you,’” Saric said. “He changed his mind and said that I [should] go into the NBA and I said, 'I think it's better for me to spend two years in Turkey.'" CSNPhilly.com

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Aran Smith: ATL promise with Saric at 15. UTAH promise with Adams at 23. Mock Draft 7.0 - Twitter @nbadraftnet

June 25, 2014 Updates

Chris Mannix: Dario Saric confirms that he will play in Turkey next season. Sounds like he is committed to playing two seasons there. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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