Dario Saric says he plans to join 76ers next summer
Dario Saric signed a three-year contract with Anadolu Efes just before the 2014 NBA draft, but he still went No. 12 and saw the 76ers trade for his rights.
Since, there has been no shortage of talk about him jumping to the NBA.
His father hinted at 2014. Didn’t happen.
If Saric signs next summer, he’ll still be bound by the rookie scale. That’ll mean a four-year $10,749,666 deal with$4,740,840 guaranteed, two team options and the probability of becoming a restricted free agent if he completes the contract.
If he waits another year, Saric could negotiate a larger contract with Philadelphia. First-round picks who sign three years after being drafted are not necessarily tied to the scale.
Saric definitely wants to come stateside, and it seems his Turkish contract has a better NBA out after this season. But we’ve had a couple false alarms already with him. When the time comes and he examines the financial implications of spending one more year in Europe, I’d hardly be surprised if Saric pushes back his NBA debut even further.