"He would get a chance to work on his game somewhere else for a year. Then [we] would have the opportunity to reassess where he is later," Hinkie said to Pompey. "I think that's an attractive opportunity for him."
Kazemi was acquired in a slew of moves in the second round of tthis past draft that saw the 76ers end up with the 54th pick in the draft (Kazemi) and 2 second round picks next year.
Kazemi averaged 9.4 points and 10 rebounds per game at Oregon last year after playing his first three years at Rice. He averaged 4.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game for the 76ers in the Orlando Summer League.
Should the 76ers send Kazemi overseas his contract would not yet count against the 76ers salary cap and it would delay the start of his contract. The 76ers would still retain his rights.
While playing time would always be good for a players development, with the acquisition of the D-League team it seems it would be more beneficial for the 76ers to keep Kazemi over here, where they can control the coaching staff for the team and have input on his development. Kazem is also, in my opinion, not the type of prospect where you have to concern yourself too much with delaying the start of his contract, as he may not have that much left in terms of player development and has already realized most of his potential.
Kazemi's contract would only cost around $500k this season.