Dario Saric Plans To Join Sixers Next Season

JULY 13TH 5:22pm: Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo informed Saric’s Turkish club that the team intends to sign him this weekend, international journalist David Pick tweets.

JULY 9TH, 5:53pm: Dario Saric intends to be on the Sixers’ roster next season, relays Antonis Stroggylakis of Eurohoops. Saric made his intentions clear today after leading Croatia to an Olympic berth with a win over Italy.

“I am going back home and then to USA for the 76ers,” said Saric, who was named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Philadelphia officials have been engaged in contract talks with Saric in recent weeks, so his announcement isn’t a huge surprise. He reportedly has a buyout in the neighborhood of $800K from his Anadolu Efes team in Turkey, and NBA rules permit the Sixers to cover $650K of that. Philadelphia acquired the rights to the 22-year-old power forward in 2014 in a draft-day deal with Orlando.

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CodyGadbois
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CodyGadbois
2 months 21 days ago

Part of his move he will be changing his name to Mario. According to sources

bsteady powers
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bsteady powers
2 months 21 days ago

This is actually good for the 76ers. They get a higher chance at a top pick. They won’t compete next year. So get another top 5 pick. And then bring him over.

randyfastman
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randyfastman
2 months 21 days ago

I believe this means he is coming for the upcoming season… It reads a little weird but I think that’s what it is meant to be saying.

mamba24
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mamba24
2 months 21 days ago

yes he is coming this upcoming season

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
2 months 21 days ago

Dynasty in the making

goldglover444
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goldglover444
2 months 21 days ago

#TrustTheProcess

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
2 months 17 days ago
I truly think they’re going to be loaded. In 3 years or so they could be like the Warriors, just completely stacked from top to bottom. The hardest thing to do is acquire/develop superstars. The Sixers could have 2 in Embiid and Simmons. Dario Saric should be very good, but probably not a star. Same for Noel/Okafor. Talent at guard is the easiest to acquire, position-wise. There are so many good guards in the league. So adding some good little guys won’t be an issue. Then when they’re successful, aging vets with a little left in the tank will want… Read more »
Steve Pasek
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Steve Pasek
2 months 17 days ago

Um, you mean “this season”

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