NBA.com ran their annual general manager survey and there was some love for the Sixers but mainly in the "Rookies/International" section. Sixers prospect Dario Saric was voted the best international player not in the NBA topping the list, alongside Rudy Fernandez, with 32.0% of the votes.
Saric, 20, is a 6'10" wing who can either play as a small forward or power forward depending on team need. At his height, Saric is a matchup nightmare for other small forwards as he is incredibly talented offensively. He shows tremendous ball-handling ability while seeing the court exceptionally well. In addition to that, he is also an aggressive rebounder.
While his jump shot is improving, he still has some work to do with it. One of the reasons he is staying overseas is to improve his jump shooting range because he would be even more of a headache at the NBA level. For someone that sees the court well, Saric does turn the ball over a little more than one would hope.
Saric is still a little lean for the NBA ranks so an increase in bulk will do him some favors. While being a highly skilled player, Saric isn't the out-of-this-world athlete the Sixers have been known to draft over the last two seasons.
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