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Report: Dario Saric plans to join Sixers next season

2014 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Dario Saric of Croatia (R) shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted with the #12 overall pick by the Orlando Magic during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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The Sixers made a controversial late-season front-office change, and they’re going to reap the benefits of Sam Hinkie’s work next season. Already, international basketball reporter David Pick is saying that Dario Saric, the Croatian forward Philadelphia drafted 12th overall in 2014, will come over to the NBA next season:

This is good news for the Sixers, but a questionable decision by Saric if he wants to maximize his money. For the first three years after a player is drafted, they are bound by the rookie scale. After that, they can make whatever they negotiate. Saric’s salary next season will be around $1.8 million—given his talent and accomplishments overseas, as well as the rising salary cap, he could probably negotiate much more than that if he waited one more year. But he clearly wants to come over and prove himself in the NBA.