The 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Dario Saric, is property of the Philadelphia 76ers. Saric seemed excited to be selected by the Sixers but had signed a contract with Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. Saric said he would likely spend two seasons there before making the jump to the NBA.
Now, that plans seems less concrete. Eurobasket.com's David Pick reports Saric's father, Predrag, is threatening to pull Saric out of Turkey due to a lack of playing time in Turkey. The elder Saric was quoted as saying, "We are thinking of leaving (Efes)."
A big point of allowing Saric to remain in Turkey was so he could see more playing time and develop his game for the NBA.
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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