Dario Saric says he still plans to join Sixers this summer
One of the most controversial days of polarizing Sixers GM Sam Hinkie’s career was the 2014 draft, when he took two players in the lottery who weren’t able to help them that season. One was Joel Embiid, who has yet to play in an NBA game dealing with repeated foot injuries. The other was Croatian forward Dario Saric, who was still committed to playing at least two more years overseas. Some good news for Hinkie and for Sixers fans: Saric confirmed in a recent interview that he plans on leaving his Turkish club this summer to join the team.
From an interview with Slam N’ Roll as translated by Sportando:
The Sixers are in a period of transition, with the recent hires of Jerry Colangelo and Mike D’Antoni signaling a shift away from the all-out tanking of the first two-plus years of the Hinkie era. If Saric does indeed come over, and he’s as good as he’s supposed to be, it will accelerate their rebuild significantly.